Coronavirus/COVID-19 Updates and Resources

Santa Clara County's Department of Public Health continues its public outreach efforts to prevent transmission of coronavirus. ​To access our County’s Public Health website, click here.​

To share a concern or ask a question about COVID, click here​.

Residents can also call 2-1-1 to get connected to the right resources. 2-1-1 phone and text services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in 150 languages through phone interpretation services, and in English and Spanish for text services.

To listen to the recordings of our Telephone Town Halls, click here​.

Any business, faith, nonprofit, or community leader with questions should contact [email protected]

Note: The resources below are not an exhaustive list, or meant to substitute for expert advice on employment, financial, legal, medical, schooling, or workplace issues.

Community Health: Volunteer to support Santa Clara County’s COVID-19 front line staff and first responders, and the SCC Covid-19 Contact Tracing program.

Community Resources Guide: financial, food, health, housing, legal assistance for individuals, families, and seniors in Santa Clara County. Services often available regardless of ability to pay, or insurance/immigration status.

COVID-19 Diagnostic Testing (scroll down for more information):To find a site closest to you and schedule an appointment, go To make an appointment by phone, call the Community Testing Line, (408) 970-2000, with help available in Chinese, English, Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese. 

Financial Assistance (not included in Resources Guide, above):

·      Creative/Arts funding: roundup of Emergency Funds for local artists, freelancers, musicians, performers, creative nonprofits.

·      Destination: Home Rent/Financial Assistance for Extremely Low-Income County residents who have documented loss of income due to Covid-19 and are ineligible for unemployment or federal stimulus payments.

·      Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants – state fund providing cash assistance for undocumented Californians ($500 for individuals, up to $1000 per household), administered locally through Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County. Apply via toll free hotline: 415.324.1011.

·      Nonprofits: Silicon Valley Nonprofit Crisis Resources

·      Santa Clara County Emergency Assistance Network – small grants may be available for individuals and families:
Community Services Agency of Mountain View and Los Altos: 650.968.0836
LifeMoves Opportunity Center (Palo Alto): 650.853.8672
—Sunnyvale Community Services:
West Valley Community Services (Los Gatos, Saratoga, Cupertino): 408.366.6092

·      Silicon Valley Community Foundation: Emergency Funding for individuals, families, childcare providers, teachers, nonprofits, small businesses.

Food Assistance: Countywide Interactive Map of Food Distribution Resources
·     ​ Food assistance for youth under age 18 (pdf)

·      Food assistance for seniors age 60 and over (pdf)

Recreation: locally-based virtual activities and entertainment

·      Children’s Discovery Museum

·      Magical Bridge Foundation livestream singalongs and stories, noon daily

·      Pacific Art League free video discussions, demos and mini-workshops

·       San Jose Museum of Art Museum from Home tutorials and videos

·      San Jose Virtual Recreation Center field trips, classes, activities, all ages

·      Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority virtual nature events

·      Santa Clara County Library District Story Time

·     Stay and Play virtual story hour for children and caregivers from the San Jose Public Library, weekdays  at 10:30 a.m.; register here to participate in interactive livestream

·      Stories from La Sala: Latinx artist talks, videos, performances presented by MACLA

Santa Clara County Public Defender COVID-19 Guides: Community Resources; Youth and Family Resources; Impacts to the Criminal Justice System.

Santa Clara County Public Health Orders:  English; Chinese; Spanish; Tagalog; Vietnamese

Santa Clara County Schools: County Office of Education
Santa Clara County Services and Departments: Changes in accessibility and hours
Santa Clara County Shelter-in-Place FAQs: English Chinese Spanish Tagalog Vietnamese

Seniors (not listed in Community Resources Guide, above): Avenidas – financial, government, medical and transportation resources for seniors; online classes and activities. Assistance referral: 650.289.5433; Friendship Line: 650.289.5400

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