Resources around COVID-19

Online Learning Resources

- The Rapid E-Learning Blog: Practical tips for e-learning success

- 8 Strategies for making the best out of an online class by Northeastern University

- 7 Tips for Online Learning by GetEducated

- K-12 at-home learning TV from KQED

-Setting for preventing Zoom-bombing by UC Berkeley


- Information about paid leave and filing for unployment by the Employment Development Department of the State of California

- Emergency Shelter 

- Contra Costa Emergency Shelter

- Marin Shelter and other services

- San Mateo County Health

- Santa Clara Emergency Shelter

- SF State HOPE Crisis Fund

- London Breed's prohibitions on eviction 


- County food banks

- SF's free meals for children under 18 under school closure

- SF State's AS Gator Groceries and Farmers Market

-Student Relief Fund by Scholly (200 dllrs in relief, short application)


-Immigrant Families Fund by Mission Asset Fund


  • Not eligible to receive a CARES Recovery Rebate (coronavirus stimulus check) from the Federal government. 
  • Earned less than $99,000 or total household income below $198,000 in 2019.
  • Experience an income disruption due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

-CA College Student Grant by Mission Asset Fund

  • Be enrolled full-time as an undergraduate of a CA community college, CA state Universty or University of California campus. 
  • Have earned at least 24 semester units
  • Be low-come, equivalent to eligibility for Pell Grant or eligible for a CA College Promise Grant Fee Waiver. 

-Student Relief Fund by Scholly (200 dllrs in relief, short application)

Mental Health

- Manage Anxiety and Stress from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention

- SF State's Counseling and Psychological Services appointments

- National Alliance on Mental Illness' resources 

- Meditation for insomnia "Yoga Nidra For Sleep" (Also available on insight timer which is a free application)

- Meditation exercises: Self-Compassion Exercises by Dr. Kristin Neft

- UCSF Osher Center: Guided Meditations/Imagery

- Coping with Anxiety Over COVID-19 story by NPR

For in-house activities: 

Internet Resources

-Internet Essentials (Comcast is giving two months free internet for low income households, Apply by April 30th, 2020)

-AT&T Response 

FAQs about COVID-19

-SF State COVID-19 news 

-Shelter in Place Government FAQs

-Easy-to-understand Shelter in Place by KQED

-Bay Area Transit: What is running? by KQED

-Government text message alerts (Text "COVID19SF" to 888-777)

-UCSF's text message service (Text "UCSF" to 333 111)

-Understanding more about social distancing from the Washington Post (no paywall)

-General Resources (Versión en Español aquí) from Freedom Community Clinic.




Want to help?

- Send mail to your loved ones 

- How to help your community list by KQED

- Emergency Fund list for people in the Creative Arts


Stay safe and healthy!

For resource suggestions email Mariel De Paz Fernandez -