COVID-19 Resource Page

 

The Governor's Guidance on Staying Home

The California State Public Health Officer and Director of the California Department of Public Health are ordering all individuals living in the State of California to stay home or at their place of residence, except for permitted work, local shopping or other permitted errands, or as otherwise authorized.

For information on essential jobs, click here.

 

Together, we can flatten the curve

There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). However, as per CDC guidelines, here are the best ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19:  En Español

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
  • Monitor your healthy daily
    • Be alert for symptoms. Watch for fever, cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19.
      • Especially important if you are running essential errands, going into the office or workplace, and in settings where it may be difficult to keep a physical distance of 6 feet.
      • Take your temperature if symptoms develop.
        • Don’t take your temperature within 30 minutes of exercising or after taking medications that could lower your temperature, like acetaminophen.
      • Follow CDC guidance if symptoms develop.

 


Official Information, Resources, and Updates

Information is key in navigating through these difficult times. For the most up-to-date information regarding California’s response to COVID-19, please visit the following pages:

 


Local Resources

Riverside County is working alongside the state and federal governments to ensure that our local needs are being met. For more information on what our local guidance is in response to COVID-19, please visit the following pages:


Health Resources

Maintaining a strong public health system continues to be our strongest asset in combating COVID-19. To access new resources and support, please visit the following pages:

To make an appointment for FREE COVID-19 Testing near you, please visit the following pages:


Mental Health and Wellness Resources

COVID-19 has undoubtedly placed a burden on our emotional and mental health. Further, the closures that have been necessary to protect our public health may at times place a burden on some of our most vulnerable community members. For a variety of resources and assistance, please visit Resources for Emotional Support and Wellbeing

If you are in need of assistance or simply someone to talk to, please reach out to the following resources:

Mental Health and Wellness Resources for Students

 


Educational Resources

School campuses may be physically closed, but class is still in session. To learn about the CA Dept. of Education guidance on a number of topics including distance learning, child care, and special education, please visit: https://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/he/hn/guidance.asp

For the CA Dept. of Education’s guidance on instruction higher education and college admissions in light of COVID-19 please visit: https://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/he/hn/collegereqsinformation.asp

 

K-12 Resources

School districts have taken a number of steps to ensure that students will not fall behind in their education. To learn about what your district is doing to facilitate distance learning, please visit their respective websites

 

Higher Education Resources

Our institutions of higher education will be utilizing distance and online instruction during this time. To learn more about how your institution can support you, please visit their respective pages:

 


Utility Resources

For many in our community, unemployment or a loss of income as a result of COVID-19 has made it difficult to keep up with regular utility payments. If you are in need of assistance, please reach out to your respective providers as soon as you see the need.

 


Business Resources

Small businesses are part of what makes our community so diverse and vibrant. If you are a small business owner during this difficult time, there are a number of resources that are available to you at the local, state and federal levels. To learn more, please visit the following pages:

 


Volunteer Opportunities and Resources

In times of difficultly, our community has always joined together to support one another in the various ways we can to learn about opportunities to help California fight COVID-19 or to help those impacted by it, please visit the following pages: