Covid-19 Resources

During this pandemic we have been overloaded with information, much of it confusing, contradictory, based on little data. Below I have tried to list reliable and useful resources and sources of information, some of it for local Sonoma County. I hope this is helpful. If you have other resources you think might helpful that I can add, please feel free to contact me. 


Be safe and well out there! 

#1 Handwashing!
Here is an excellent handwashing video clearly demonstrating how important it is to thoroughly wash your hands. The model uses gloves and a paint medium to show how each movement cleans each part of the hand:

https://youtu.be/s7jgc7-EwNg

Health Insurance Assistance

The COVID-19 Health Insurance Assistance Program provides immediate financial support for eligible TAF patients by offering grants of up to $2,500 to help them secure health insurance for the remainder of 2020.

https://tafcares.org/covidprogram/ health insurance assistance

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  • Help identifying local, regional and national resources for financial support

  • Educating and connecting to COVID-19 specific programs that address loan deferral or forgiveness program

  • Education about benefits available under the federal stimulus packages, how to access them and what to expect

  • Enrollment into Appropriate Insurance and Social Programs 

  • COVID Care Recovery Fund

CDC - What to do if you are sick for caring for someone who has Covid-19

Guidelines for how to safely quarantine, disinfect, etc.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/

Understanding Coronavirus Testing
From the Alliance of Professional healthcare Advocates. People like myself who are dedicated to supporting patients with clear understandable information for making healthcare decisions. 

https://advoconnection.com/2020/05/05/understanding-coronovirus-covid-19-testing/

Telehealth: How to Use Zoom

With the Covid -19 pandemic much routine and non-urgent care is being done online. Here is a simple video that guides you through how to use Zoom. Most of the other online video conferencing and telehealth apps are very similar. 

https://youtu.be/6fIYWnfTc5o

Sonoma County Resources

 

Where to Find Food & Financial Assistance

 Scroll all the way down to find the financial assistance info.

 

https://tinyurl.com/Where-to-Find-Food

Emotional and Psychological Support

Sonoma County Warm Line

 

Call (707) 565-2652 for free and private support if you or someone you know is experiencing emotional stress and anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic. Available 7 days a week from 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m..

Shelter in Place Health Orders and Guidance

https://socoemergency.org/emergency/novel-coronavirus/health-orders/