COVID-19 Resources

Keeping Our Community Strong

Community First Emergency Fund

EBAYC’s Community First Emergency Relief Fund will provide direct relief to our community members who need our support the most in this time of crisis.


School & EBAYC Closures

In keeping with OUSD and Sacramento Unified’s decision to close all schools to slow the spread of COVID-19, EBAYC is suspending our after-school and school-site based programs at the Oakland and Sacramento elementary, middle and high schools where we serve. 

EBAYC’s after-school and summer programs will resume once we are notified that schools will be reopened and we can be certain we can offer our programs in a safe and healthy environment for our children.

Oakland Schools: The Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) is posting the latest updates on school closures here.   OUSD is running “grab-and-go” breakfast and lunch pickups every Monday and Thursday at 12 school sites. Click here for more info.  

Sacramento Schools: Sacramento City Unified School District (SCUSD) is posting updates here.  You can find information on SCUSD’s free breakfast and lunch program here.

Family Resources

SHOP 55 Health & Wellness Resource Guide

EBAYC’s team at the SHOP 55 Wellness Center (Oakland High’s one-stop-shop for students to get first aid, counseling, mentoring and more) has created this valuable and comprehensive guide with resources to help you virtually access your essential needs and to take care of your whole self, ranging from wellness activities to accessing financial support to resources for undocumented Californians and more. The guide was created for Oakland High students but has information that anyone can benefit from.




Community Care During COVID-19

Check out this guide for information on COVID-19, stress coping techniques, and tips for keeping you and your family safe in English, Hmong, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Tagalog, Cambodian and Japanese. Our gratitude to AAPIs for Civic Empowerment Education Fund for compiling these valuable resources.

Financial Resources Support

If you own a small business and are struggling with the impact of COVID-19, you can apply for disaster loan assistance from the U.S. Small Business Association. Click here for more info. 

The state of California has waived the one-week waiting period to access funds if you are unemployed or disabled as a result of COVD-19. Click here for more info to see the if you qualify and how to file your claim.

If you or a loved one are undocumented, check out these resources compiled by the California Youth Immigrant Justice Alliance. Click here for more information on financial resources available to DACA recipients during the COVID crisis.

Mental Health Resources

The stress and uncertainty of a public health emergency like COVID-19 can take a toll, and we gently remind each beloved member of our community to take care of yourselves as you also care for your families and loved ones.

Click here for tips on protecting your mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak.  This resource is also available in Chinese, Spanish and Vietnamese.

Click here for a guide from SAMHSA that provides parents, caregivers, and teachers with strategies for helping children manage their stress during an infectious disease outbreak.  This resource is also available in Chinese, Spanish and Vietnamese.

Common Sense Media’s article provides helpful tips for you and your family to destress during coronavirus uncertainty.

Coronavirus Updates

Get updated info on coronavirus in Alameda County here  or visit the CDC for updated info and FAQs.

EBAYC’s initial statement on COVID-19 is available in English, Chinese, Spanish and Vietnamese.

Our thanks to the San Antonio Family Resource Center (SAFRC) and the East Bay Agency for Children (EBAC) for translating the above resources. 

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