May 2020
Improving Health & Quality of Life
for all People of the Pajaro Valley
We are Committed to Safeguarding Community Health
During this time of profound uncertainty, y our contribution will bolster relief efforts by ensuring that vital, direct services for the community’s most vulnerable members remain available. 
Your contribution will help protect public health
The City of Watsonville is requesting 20 bilingual volunteers this Saturday, May 16 from 11 am - 2pm.  

Find a COVID-19 Testing Site Near You

Six Critical Indicators the State will Consider Before Modifying the Stay-at-Home Order and Other COVID-19 Interventions
Tips & Support

Local Artist Wanted for Capitola Road Project: Learn More

Job Opportunity @ Community Bridges SUMMER LUNCH COORDINATOR & Application

Health professionals, California needs you! Learn more about California Health Corps

Job Opportunity @ Second Harvest Food Bank: Community Engagement Coordinator

Volunteer for Loaves & Fishes Food Distribution: Please contact to sign up
California Resilience Roadmap
We are now in early Stage 2, where retail (curbside and delivery only), related logistics and manufacturing, office workplaces, limited personal services, outdoor museums, child care, and   essential businesses   can open with modifications.

The state is  issuing guidance   to help these workplaces reopen safely.
About COVID-19 - Watch for symptoms
COVID-19 is a new strain of coronavirus , the family of viruses that also includes the common cold and other serious respiratory ailments like SARS and MERS. Like the common cold, COVID-19 is very contagious. It is particularly threatening to older people and those with certain health conditions like diabetes, lung disease, heart disease, and autoimmune disorders.

It will take a COMMUNITY-WIDE EFFORT to contain and prevent the spread of COVID-19.  Here’s what you can do; please follow the links for additional detail:

  • Listen to the experts – Follow the instructions of your trusted doctor and the national, state and county health departments.  OTHER SOURCES OF INFORMATION MAY NOT BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE AND CAN PUT YOU AT RISK.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water frequently for 20 seconds or longer. DO THIS ONCE AN HOUR IF POSSIBLE.   
  • Disinfect surfaces using bleach or alcohol.
  • PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING: Avoid large gatherings and work from home if possible; keep 6 feet distance between you and others to avoid being reached by a cough or sneeze or from someone accidentally spitting when they speak.  
  • Do not shake hands, hug or kiss --- not even your grandma. Elderly individuals are particularly vulnerable.
  • Cover your cough and sneeze with your arm.

It can take up to 14 days for COVID-19 symptoms to show up. Symptoms of COVID-19 include:

  •  Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Other cold symptoms
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms or suspect you are infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, CALL your doctor for instructions to prevent the disease from spreading to people in your home and community.
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