Help & Resources During This Time

For the latest information on COVID-19 and the shelter in place order



► Santa Cruz County Covid-19 Hotline: 831-454-4242 (8am -6pm Daily)
► Call 211 or visit their website
County of Santa Cruz Health Services Agency Website

To report violations of the mandatory order to shelter in place, call 471-1151

When & How to Use Masks from the World Health Organization
► Steps to Help Prevent the Spread of Covid-19 If You Are Sick from the CDC
► Information on Coronavirus in Spanish

Unemployment & Financial Resources



► California's Employment Development Department (EDD) has information about how to file during this crisis. 
► General EDD information in Spanish for filing for unemployment.
► United Way Covid-19 Community Economic Relief Fund can help with bills, rent, & food. Dial 211. You will be asked to provide your zip code and they will direct you to assistance.

Mental Health Resources



► An article from the CDC about Managing Stress & Anxiety 
► Coping with Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
► Coronavirus Anxiety: 4 Ways to Cope With Fear from PsychCentral
► That Discomfort You're Feeling is Grief by Scott Berinato on Harvard Business Review
► If you need emotional support, you can call the peer-run warmline out of San Francisco: 1-855-845-7415
Crisis & Suicide Prevention Line (24/7): 1-877-663-5433
► National Crisis Text Line: 741741

Talking with Kids About Coronavirus



► Talking to children about COVID-19 from the National Association of School Psychologists
► Talking with children about Coronavirus disease from the CDC
► A webcomic for kids about Coronavirus based on an NPR radio story from Cory Turner
► Talking to Teens and Tweens about Coronavirus from the New York Times
► Parent/Caregiver Guide for Helping Families Cope with the Coronavirus Disease from NCTSN

Legal Resources



► A compilation of information from the San Diego Law Library about legal issues & Covid-19
► The Santa Cruz County Lawyer Referral Service

City & County Contact Numbers



Call 471-1151 for water turn-on or emergency service requests
Call 911 for health and safety emergencies
Call 211 or text "coronavirus" to 211211
Call 768-3038 for more information on city operations
The Santa Cruz County Call Center: 831-454-4242 between the hours of 8 a.m.6 p.m., Monday-Friday. 

County clerk services are now by appointment only
Please contact 831-454-2060 to book an appointment. Services include: passports, marriage licenses & ceremonies, professional registrations, other filings. 
For more information, please call 831-454-2060 or email info@sccoclerk.com.

Price Gouging Concerns



Price gouging is when the cost of an item is increased by more than 10% after an emergency has been declared. (There is an exception if the price increase is because of additional costs imposed by the supplier for the goods or for additional costs for labor or materials.)

The Santa Cruz County District Attorney's Office will be handling price-gouging concerns in our community. 
To file a report, call 831-454-2050 or fill out this form and email it to: cfep@santacruzcounty.us.