For our readers who live in the Silicon Valley / Santa Clara County, some specifically-local resources:
Call the 211 24/7 helpline for assistance with your coronavirus or COVID-19 questions. Trained staff will answer questions and give referrals to social service agencies; and help is available in 150 languages. Text assistance is also available in English and Spanish (text the message: coronavirus to 211211).
The Santa Clara County Public Health Department has issued a set of frequently asked questions about the shelter-in-place order.
Many Bay Area grocery store chains have implemented special shopping hours for seniors.
If you have unused N95 facemasks, nitrile gloves, surgical masks, or other personal protective gear for healthcare workers, please consider donating them. Valley Medical Foundation at 2400 Clove Dr., San José is coordinating donations with all the local hospitals in the county.
The Health Trust is looking for drivers for Meals on Wheels. You need to be 18 years old with a driver’s license and your own vehicle. You can find more information and apply here.
Second Harvest Food Bank needs volunteers to pre-box and deliver food to the community. Sign up here.