COVID-19 Resources

Food Assistance

Chico Unified: Chico Unified School District Nutrition Services will provide an opportunity for families to pick up a grab and go breakfast and lunch in a drive‐thru meal service during our school closures for the week of March 30 to April 3. Meals will be provided for any child 18 years of age or younger regardless of what school they attend. Families can pick up meals from 11:00 am to 11:30 am at the following locations:

  • Chapman Elementary 
  • Citrus Elementary 
  • Bidwell Junior High School 
  • Chico Junior High School 

CalFresh:Apply in 10 minutes, receive a call from Butte County within a week, get money within 30 days, & buy groceries. https://www.getcalfresh.org/

Internet Services:

Comcast: Comcast is offering two months of free high-speed internet for families who qualify. www.internetessentials.com 

1-855-846-8376                                    Comcast Flyer

Other:

Butte County: EmploymentSocialServices-BenefitCOVID19-032020

California Corona Virus Response: https://covid19.ca.gov/

Local resources- dial 211 or visit  http://www.211.org/services/covid19

Information may include:

  • Food distribution sites
  • Child care resources
  • Health and medical services
  • Financial services
  • AND A LOT MORE!

Feeling stressed?:  Care Solace is a FREE hotline for families struggling with stress or mental health. If you are interested in seeking counseling-related services, please visit www.caresolace.com/chicofamilies to begin.

The National Disaster Distress Helpline 24/7/365 crisis counseling & emotional support continues to be available for anyone experiencing distress or other mental health concerns during the ongoing COVID-19 infectious disease outbreak. Calls (1-800-985-5990; press “2” for Spanish) and texts (text TalkWithUs to 66746) are answered by trained counselors from a network of independently-operated crisis centers located across the U.S.

CDC Stress and Coping

Employment:

If your employment has been altered in any way due to COVID-19 (i.e. reduced hours, you’ve been laid off, you are home caring for your children) you can apply for benefits:

  • Disability insurance
    • If you’re unable to work due to medical quarantine or illness related to COVID-19 (certified by a medical professional)
    • Short-term benefit payments to eligible workers who have a full or partial loss of wages due to a non-work-related illness, injury, or pregnancy
    • Approximately 60-70 percent of wages (depending on income); ranges from $50-$1,300 a week for up to 52 weeks
    • Click here for more info.
  • Unemployment insurance
    • If you have lost your job or have had your hours reduced for reasons related to COVID-19
    • Partial wage replacement benefit payments to workers who lose their job or have their hours reduced, through no fault of their own.
    • Range from $40-$450 per week for up to 26 weeks.
    • Click here for more info.
  • Paid family leave
    • If you’re unable to work because you are caring for an ill or quarantined family member with COVID-19 (certified by a medical professional)
    • Up to six weeks of benefit payments to eligible workers who have a full or partial loss of wages because they need time off work to care for a seriously ill family member.
    • Approximately 60-70 percent of wages (depending on income); ranges from $50-$1,300 a week for up to 6 weeks.
    • Click here for more info.
  • Paid sick leave
    • If you or a family member are sick or for preventative care when civil authorities recommend quarantine
    • The leave you have accumulated or your employer has provided to you under the Paid Sick Leave law.
    • Paid to you at your regular rate of pay or an average based on the past 90 days.
    • Click here for more info.
  • Workers compensation
    • If you are unable to do your usual job because you were exposed to and contracted COVID-19 during the regular course of your work, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits
    • Benefits include temporary disability (TD) payments, which begin when your doctor says you can’t do your usual work for more than three days or you are hospitalized overnight. 
    • TD generally pays two-thirds of the gross wages you lose while you are recovering from a work-related illness or injury, up to maximum weekly amount set by law. In addition, eligible employees.
    • Click here for more info.

For more information regarding these benefits or for help applying contact Alliance for Workforce Development or visit https://edd.ca.gov/about_edd/coronavirus-2019.htm

If you are self employed visit: https://www.edd.ca.gov/disability/Self-Employed.htm

Alliance for Workforce Development: 

Chico office – 961-5125

Oroville office – 538-7301