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MONTEREY COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

MONTEREY COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

If you have questions about what you should do while the order is in place and what are the best ways to protect yourself and other from COVID-19, there are many options available for information:
FOOD/NUTRITION

FOOD/NUTRITION

  • Food Bank of Monterey County: St. Mary’s CSC Food Pantry is open for business. We are offering pre-packed food bags Monday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoons from 1-2pm. We ask for very little information. There are no income requirements or questions asked.
  • The other area Food Pantries that are currently staying open are:
    • St. Angela’s in PG on Tuesday and Thursday from 1:30 to 2:30.
    • San Carlos on Sunday’s from 1-3.
    • Shoreline on Tuesday and Thursdays from 12:30-2:30
·       If any family is in need of food, shelter, or any other resources during this difficult time, please visit your district’s website, dial “2-1-1” or visit United Way’s comprehensive 211 webpage at https://www.unitedwaymcca.org/211.
MONTEREY COUNTY OFFICE OF EDUCATION

MONTEREY COUNTY OFFICE OF EDUCATION

For information on COVID-19 click here: https://www.montereycoe.org/resources/alerts/coronavirus/ 
 
The CDE now has a COVID-19 newsletter. You can sign up by sending a blank email to: join-covid19-update@mlist.cde.ca.gov
 
Here is some great information on coping with stress and anxiety: https://www.montereycoe.org/resources/alerts/coronavirus/stress/
COMMUNITY HOSPITAL OF THE MONTEREY PENINSULA

COMMUNITY HOSPITAL OF THE MONTEREY PENINSULA

Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula and Montage Health entities remain at the ready to care for our community. As part of our support, Dr. Susan Swick, Physician in Chief, Ohana, has put together a sample schedule and some tips for parents to help them navigate this transition with their children. montagehealth.org/swick-tips
 
In addition, Montage Health is offering free eVisits for anyone with minor respiratory symptoms such as flu, allergy, or suspected COVID-19. Visit evisit.montagehealth.org
 
The Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula (CHOMP) is providing FREE e-visits for those who believe they have symptoms of COVID-19. All you need is a smartphone or computer! Learn more about this free resource by clicking on the button below! https://www.montagehealth.org/montage-health/services/evisit/?fbclid=IwAR1YNCH_dE7uAYpOR32P9LO1dslAx3vCeq-u5aBvt-frDq6I6mbcLNiCT44#.Xny7Y4hKg2y
COMMUNITY HUMAN SERVICES

COMMUNITY HUMAN SERVICES

Community Human Services has taken significant actions to help slow the spread of the Coronavirus, protect their staff, and continue to provide essential services to their clients. Effective Wednesday, March 18th the following programs have modified services:
 
Substance Abuse Treatment Programs
  • Genesis House: Operational during shelter-in-place order but closed to the public. No new admissions.
  • Outpatient Treatment Centers: Closed to the public. Counseling services offered via tele-health and telephone.
  • Substance Use Prevention Program (SUPP): Closed to the public. Counseling services offered via tele-health and telephone.
  • DAISY: Closed to the public. Counseling services offered via tele-health and telephone.
  • Off Main Clinic: Operational weekdays during shelter in place order and closed on weekends. New dispensing hours M-F, 7:30-9am. Counseling services offered during normal operating hours via tele-health and telephone.
Family and Mental Health Programs

Family and Mental Health Programs

  • Family Service Centers: Closed to the public during shelter-in-place order. Mental health services offered via telehealth and telephone. Parent education, supervised visitation and domestic violence groups have been suspended. Support offered to parents and families via tele-health and telephone.
Homeless Youth Programs

Homeless Youth Programs

  • Safe Place: Closed to the public during shelter-in-place order. Counseling services offered via tele-health and telephone. Driveway drop-by hours for distribution of hand sanitizer, basic aid such as food, water and clothing, crisis counseling, information and referral, etc., 10am – 4pm 7 days a week.
  • Safe Passage: Operational but closed to the public. No new admissions.
  • Salinas Valley and Peninsula Street Outreach Programs: Operational during shelter-in-place order 7 days a week.
  • 24-hour helpline: 831.241.0914.
  • Shelter: Open at 7 p.m. nightly, 7 days a week.
CENTRAL COAST YMCA

CENTRAL COAST YMCA

The Central Coast YMCA is focusing our resources to best support the most pressing needs in our community. We are aligning with our community partners to serve parents who must work including health care workers, first responders and all “essential” employees in our community. Our facilities and resources will be used to provide crucial child care for the children of those essential workers.
 
Day Camp Details:
  • There will be a limited number of Day Camp participants
  • Camp will be offered on a Daily or Weekly basis - First Come, First Serve
  • Essential Camp hours are 8:30am - 5:30pm for $35 /day or $170 / week
  • TK* to 8th grades (*must be potty trained)
  • STEM, Homework Time and Y KidFit exercise are part of the camp curriculum
  • If you or a family member fall into one of these categories, please contact your local Central Coast YMCA, branch for more details and current information.
AIM YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH

AIM YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH

Behavioral Health Services & Resources During COVID-19 Pandemic
 
National Resources:
  • The National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): 1-800-662-4357
  • SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Hotline: 1-800-985-5990 or text “TalkWithUs” to 66746
  • Teen Line: 1-800-TLC-TEEN or text "TEEN" to 839863 between 6:00-9:00 pm PST
  • National Crisis Hotline and Textline: 1-877-663-5433 or text “Connect” to 741741
  • National Hopeline Network: Call or text 1-877-235-4525
  • LGBTQ+ National Youth Talkline: 1-800-246-7743
 
California Based Resources:
  • California YOUTH Crisis Line: 1-800-843-5200
  • Mental Health Association of San Francisco, California Peer-Run Warm Line: 1-855-845-7415
  • Beacon Health, Mental Health referrals for Medi-Cal beneficiaries: 1-855-765-9700
  • California Mental Health Services Authority: www.eachmindmatters.org,
www.suicideispreventable.org, and www.emmresourcecenter.org
 
Monterey County Based Resources:
  • Crisis Hotline: 831-458-5300
  • Natividad Medical Center: 831-755-4111
  • Community Hospital of Monterey (CHOMP) Mental Health Department: 831-625-4600
  • Monterey County Behavioral Health: 888-258-6029
  • Community Human Services (substance abuse, mental health counseling, and recovery services to middle/low income individuals and families): 831-658-3811
  • Interim, Inc. OMNI Warmline: Call 831-800-7660, text 831-998-7916, omni@interiminc.org
  • Valley Health Associates, Youth Outpatient Drug Treatment: 831-424-6655
  • Equine Healing Collaborative, Marriage and Family Therapists and Social Workers, 831-582-1017
  • Harmony at Home (Community counseling for individual, couples, and families on a sliding scale): Carmel 831-625-5160, Salinas 831-272-6644, Sarah@Harmony-At-Home.org
  • NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness) Monterey: info@namimonterey.org or 831-422-NAMI
  • United Way Monterey County: Call 2-1-1 or text your zip code to 898-211
  • Sam’s Guide (Guide to everything Monterey County): http://mcdss.co.monterey.ca.us/docs/SAM's_GUIDE_2019.pdf
THRIVING YOUNIVERSITY

THRIVING YOUNIVERSITY

A resource shared by Monterey County Office of Education.
Thriving YOUniversity would love to gift you our short ebook "Taking Time to B.R.E.A.T.H.E." for free. It is filled with research-based reflections and activities to help you strengthen your wellbeing, increase your resilience, and build your capacity to empower yourself to show up consistently as the person you want to be. In this ebook, you will learn about and engage in exercises related to the following:
 
B - Building Belonging
R - Reflecting On Your Purpose
E - Engaging In Self-Compassion
A - Amplifying Attention, Awareness, and Awe
T - Tapping Into Thankfulness and Appreciation
H - Harnessing Your Thoughts
E - Empowering Empathy Everyday
 
This is a time for all of us to learn, stretch, and grow... and find out how amazingly resilient we can be. We all deserve to B.R.E.A.T.H.E. a little easier! https://thrivingyouniversity.com/resources/
CITY OF PACIFIC GROVE

CITY OF PACIFIC GROVE

Although City Facilities have closed to the public, City staff continues to work diligently to keep our community safe and informed.  We have established protocols to ensure you can continue to conduct City business (via phone or email), created procedures for providing remote public comment at our City Council meetings, and created additional avenues to keep you informed (like our COVID-19 Website)! More recent actions we have taken include:
 
  • Re-deploying selected public safety resources to outdoor locations such as the Recreation Trail and Lover's Point Park to ensure proper social-distancing requirements are being followed by those out exercising
  • Increasing the City's public information efforts and expanding the City's information community through external mailings and targeted advertising
  • Requiring new hygiene protocols for all City employees to reduce the likelihood of virus transmittal
  • Rapidly exploring and procuring technology tools to better allow all City meetings to be convened remotely, including the City Council meeting (stay tuned for details)
  • Coordinating on a daily basis with regional partners (neighboring cities, the County and special districts) to share information and best practices
  • Conducting close patrols and checks on both opened and closed local businesses for added security and compliance
  • Developing an urgency ordinance to provide eviction protection during the emergency.
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Community Development Department 
The Community Development Department is excited to announce that members of the public, contractors, and other interested parties can now search building permits (including electrical, mechanical, plumbing, re-roof permits), street opening and encroachment permits, Residential Zoning Records Reports (RZRRs), and tree permits online through City website from the comfort of their home/office. Contractors and owner-builders are also now able to schedule inspections online. Please be advised that some records available through these databases may not be up to date or complete. For any questions or concerns, please contact the Building Division at (831) 648-3191 or building@cityofpacificgrove.org.
 
To look up building and encroachment permits, RZRR reports, or schedule inspections, please visit www.cityofpacificgrove.org/building
 
To look up tree permits, visit www.cityofpacificgrove.org/forestry
 
The City is also working to make online payments and permitting available through the website for select permits. An update will be provided once this has been implemented. For more information click here: https://www.cityofpacificgrove.org/living/community-development
 
Pacific Grove Police Department
If you see our officers responding to calls in full Protective Equipment (PPE), including but not limited to gloves, face masks, suits and booties, please do not be alarmed. We are taking extraordinary protections to ensure that we remain healthy and able to keep our city safe. It does not mean that the person we are responding to is sick or that we are sick, it is a precaution to do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19.
 
COVID-19 Business Information
Yesterday the City launched a COVID-19 Business Information webpage!  The rising concerns around COVID-19 (coronavirus) are creating a challenging business climate nationally and locally in Pacific Grove. This webpage will serve as a centralized resource for employers, employees, and local small businesses affected by the pandemic. Be sure to check back as Information and additional resources will be added as they become available. https://www.cityofpacificgrove.org/covid19-business-info
 
COVID-19
There are many ways you can stay informed on the evolving COVID-19 situation and the City’s response:
MONTEREY COUNTY

MONTEREY COUNTY

Sign up to receive Monterey County updates by:
 
Visiting the A!ert Monterey County website
 
Texting MCCOVID19 to 888777 or call 831-755-8969
 
Monterey County has a great resource called 2-1-1 that will get you information on supports such as mental health support, child care, and other questions that might be relevant at this time. Dial 211.
 
COVID-19 Daily Solution Report
Have you signed up to receive Monterey County's COVID-19 Daily Situation Report? Sign up is easy, simply provide your email address and begin receiving updates!  The Daily Situation Report provides a plethora of information including a situation summary, recap of significant events, and a brief response overview. Click on the button below to sign up now! https://www.co.monterey.ca.us/government/departments-a-h/administrative-office/office-of-emergency-services/response/covid-19
MISC. RESOURCES

MISC. RESOURCES

Here’s a great resource for preschool and childcare families https://www.qualitymattersmonterey.org/covid-19-resources  
 
For essential employees that need to work and need child care, please reach out to the Monterey County Child Care Resource and Referral on (831) 757-0775 or use the online referral at https://montereycountychildcare.org/ for available child care in your area.
 
TIPS FROM BLUEMESA HEALTHCARE
Try these daily self-care tips to keep your health and wellbeing on track:
Stay connected with friends and family
  • A little positivity can go a long way. If you see someone doing something great, give them a shout out! 
  • Missing your packed social calendar? Schedule virtual meetups, start a book club or attend an online event (like a live-streamed concert) with friends
Reduce stress during times of uncertainty
  • If you’re in caregiving mode, schedule some alone time. Pay attention to how you’re feeling and give yourself the time and space to relax. 
  • Feeling anxious? De-stress one breath at a time with your Transform reflections.
  • Add more mindfulness to your day in just 60 seconds. Focus on your breathing for one minute to restore a sense of calm and reconnect with your body.
Recharge your routine
· Your days might look a little different now, and that’s ok. Give yourself credit for small wins and take each day as it comes.
  • Looking for new ways to stay fit? These at-home workout tips will teach you quick strength-building exercises that can be done anytime, anywhere.
  • Use the Transform program to power your wellbeing routine. Our dedicated Health Coaches are here to support you when you need it most.
    Fuel your mind and body?
· Want to up your cooking game? Check out these quick family dinner ideas and pantry essential’s list for tips on how to stock up on ready ingredients for delicious meals.
  • Make the most of what’s in your cabinet. Whole grains, dried beans and frozen fruits and veggies pack a nutritious punch. Use these good-for-you pantry staples in soups, stews or sides.
  • Need a little inspiration? Create a virtual cookbook with friends, family or coworkers. Share your favorite healthy recipes and cooking tips.