September 2020
Fostering a Healthy and Equitable Community
Dear Friends,

This Labor Day is especially meaningful. To all those willing to sacrifice their own safety and well-being to protect our community amid crisis, we are eternally grateful. We wish you safety and health as your forge on to deliver us from calamity and see us through to the brighter days ahead. Your contributions are appreciated and we thank you in our prayers, hearts, and minds each and every day...

Stay strong and stay healthy. THANK YOU! 

~Team CHT
Resources & Announcements

Labor Day Weekend Beach Closures

Fire Recovery Guide: guide for fire victim benefits and assistance.

Federal disaster assistance for individuals and businesses: Santa Cruz County residents affected by the wildfire may be eligible for temporary and permanent housing, crisis counseling, disaster unemployment assistance and other help. REGISTER HERE (English) or HERE (Spanish)

Revised criteria for loosening and tightening California COVID-19 restrictions on activities. READ MORE
Pajaro Valley Community Health Trust is Hiring Registered Dietitian: READ MORE

Looking for a place to study or hold a socially distanced class? "Study Hall" is available at PV Community Health Trust with free WI-FI and socially distant space. READ MORE

Supplies Needed for Fire Relief: READ MORE

Volunteer at a fire evacuation shelter: READ MORE

Guidelines for masks and face coverings: HERE
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.

If your caller ID says "COVID CA" from a 916 area code, or from a local 454 number, answer the call. This a public health worker alerting you to possible exposure to COVID-19. The call is confidential and private. 

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