Please refer to Mendocino County Public Health Department for latest updates on pandemic mitigation orders and support.

Arts Council of Mendocino County (COVID-19) Resources and Recovery Center

Ukiah High School Mural by Danza Davis  & Students – Woman blowing on dandelion represents hope for a future not dictated by the virus

Mendocino County Public Health Officer Dr. Andrew Coren issued orders: universal masking for people regardless of vaccination status indoors in public settings & recommends that people continue to distance, wear masks and to get vaccinated & tested.


We have compiled a list of resources for artists and arts organizations seeking support below, and we will update this page as we learn of new opportunities, so please check back often.


Tracking COVID-19 in California

county & statewide data

New Mendocino County Emergency Website

Official California State Government Industry guidance to reduce risk

Find out if your business can open.

Reopening the Arts Safely

How you can help

California Dept of Public Health

COVID-19 vaccination:
Find out if it’s your turn

Mendocino County

Mendocino County Opens up COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility /// Condado de Mendocino abre la elegibilidad para vacuna COVID-19

Vaccine Locations

COVID-19 Vaccinations Information

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Email Notification Sign-Up – Adventist Health in Mendocino County

Mendocino County

COVID-19 Case Data

updated daily


Mendo Mobile Testing is a pilot program created to bring COVID-19 testing directly to the employers of Mendocino County.


The Event Safety Alliance Reopening Guide (PDF)



New Round of Community Foundation of Mendocino County grants

2022 Community Enrichment Grant Program

grant range $3,000 – $7,500, Deadline: December 2, 2021 by 5:00pm

Grants Updates – New Rounds for Applications

Several different grants opportunities available. Some deadlines soon…

Artwork Archive Complete Guide to 2021 Artist Grants & Opportunities

A list of the top international open calls, residencies, fellowships, and awards that will benefit artists

North Coast Opportunities COVID-19 Immediate Relief

Emergency Resources for Artists and Freelancers (ongoing)

CERF+ Announces Launch of COVID-19 Relief Grant Program for Artists:

CURRENTLY CLOSED BUT AT THE WEBSITE YOU CAN SIGN UP FOR UPDATES…financial assistance to artists working in craft disciplines who are facing dire circumstances from the COVID-19 crisis.

Community Foundation of Mendocino County Grants Available

Support for individuals and families, small businesses, and non-profit organizations in Mendocino County.

Community Foundation of Mendocino County Resources for individuals experiencing hardship

Community Foundation of Mendocino County Zoom Subscription Grant Application

Community Foundation of Mendocino County SAVE THE DAY Fund for nonprofits experiencing unforeseen operational costs

Artist Relief Fund

Community Foundation of Mendocino County COVID-19 Resources for Nonprofits

California Humanities Grants


National Coalition for Arts’ Preparedness and Emergency Response
“An Arts Field Guide to Federal Disaster Relief, for Arts Organizations and Businesses”

to help break down what federal relief is available for the arts and culture sector after disasters

The Arts Organizations at a Crossroads Toolkit: Managing Transitions and Preserving Assets

designed to support arts organizations in the evergreen process of managing their overall structure and assets.

EDFC Loan Programs

If your business is being negatively impacted by COVID-19, you may be eligible for a loan from EDFC for up to $50,000 starting as low as 3% APR.

Californians for the Arts, the Association of California Symphony Orchestras, California Presenters and the California Association of Museums, are co-hosting the statewide media campaign. We mobilized our efforts as we need to raise awareness about the dire needs of our sector, including the call to reopen arts safely with state-issued guidelines and how the arts can be a part of the solution to California’s recovery and to maintaining our collective mental health as we continue to live through the pandemic.

Use our toolkit to reach out to your local press, write an op-ed, target your elected officials, and post on social media. Access the toolkit to make your voice heard.

CalNonprofits: Resources to help nonprofits thrive

California Arts Council COVID-19 News & Resources

The COVID-19 emergency has highlighted the power of collaboration within the arts community at every level, and this list showcases that network.

West Business Development Center Workshops
Free Workshops from West Center

See the West Center Webinar Library Here

West Center Tools for Surviving in a COVID-19 Economy
Download the Business Resource Guide

West Center has developed a handy COVID business resource guide.

Also included is a complete resource list of business services in your county. The guide is free and informative.


Masks and bottles of sanitizer for businesses to use for safety of their customers and staff. The Chamber office is the local hub for pickup.

Essential Guidelines for Arts Responders Organizing in the Aftermath of Disaster PDF

A Primer for State and Local Arts Councils, Arts Service Organizations, Community Foundations, and Other Non-Profit Groups

ArtistWorks for Libraries Free online Music Classes

Free world-class instruction through self-paced video lessons taught by highly accomplished and Grammy Award–winning music and art professionals.

Americans for the Arts Resource and Response Page

Freelance Artist Resources

California Arts Council

California Lawyers for the Arts

WESTAF (Western States Arts Federation)

American Alliance of Museums
Information about Economic Relief:

Performing Arts Reopening Guide

Emergency Resources for Artists (compiled by the Center for Cultural Innovation)

Oil Painters of America Covid Resources

California State Council on Developmental Disabilitieswebsite Resources for Californians with developmental disabilities and their families during COVID-19


Please take a moment to complete any relevant surveys. Your responses help us to assess the impact of this pandemic on individuals, organizations, and businesses:

cerf+ Pandemic-Related Employment Survey for Creative Worker

Community Foundation of Mendocino County COVID-19 Impact on Mendocino County Non-Profits January 2021 Survey

County of Mendocino Economic Disaster Survey for Businesses

Flynn Creek Circus Projected Audience Confidence Survey

Americans for the Arts COVID-19 Impact Survey for Artists and Creative Workers

Americans for the Arts Economic Impact of COVID-19 on Arts and Cultural Organizations


Mendocino County Library K-12 Student Digital Resources


Articles and Databases

E-books & Entertainment

Virtual Library Events

Contact Information:
Ukiah Library, 105 N. Main St., Ukiah, CA 95482
(707) 463-4490

CreateCACREATE AT HOME – the most engaging collections and activities for our home-bound students, a comprehensive – but not overwhelming site which is updated weekly.

Online Poetry Workshop for Youth California Poets in the Schools – A free, online poetry workshop for youth 1st-12th grades, with lessons created by professional poets throughout California.

Sonoma Valley Museum of Art
Arts @ Home Resources for Students

SPACE School for Performing Arts Free Zoom Classes

Arts Education Online Learning in the time of Covid-19 – Recommended by California Alliance for Arts Education, a curated list of links to teaching/learning/growing from home. All are free unless noted.

Google Arts and Culture Google’s partnership with various art institutions worldwide to offer virtual visitors online access to world-renowned art collections.

Mendocino Dance Project at-home Youth dance lessons:

Blake More online poetry lessons
1) letter to covid:

2) lesson looking at corona doldrums:

3) life after covid:

Oakland Museum of California
Arts at home resources for Students


Evolved Growth Strategies is offering advisory sessions for non profits


New COVID-19 Testing Opportunities in Mendocino County

New COVID-19 testing opportunities through OptumServe in Fort Bragg, Point Arena and Anderson Valley. Please go online to and register as a patient prior to arrival. By registering you will be issued a patient ID number, which you will need to bring with you to the location. Note: no appointments required, but registering (creating your account) prior to arrival will streamline the testing process.”

These tests are available for people who are asymptomatic. Surveillance testing helps our hospitals and decision makers stay informed so they can respond appropriately to the true rate of spread. Even with a negative test result, please remember to continue to wear your mask, sanitize, isolate if you feel unwell, avoid gatherings, and when you choose to socialize with people outside of your stable household bubble, do so outdoors or in ventilated areas where all are masked and distanced.

MendoAlert, the Mendocino County Emergency Alert and Notification Service

Mendocino County COVID-19 information:

Sonoma County COVID-19 information:

Lake County COVID-19 information:

California Department of Public Health:

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention:


Community Foundation of Mendocino County Resources for Nonprofits

Local Information and Support for Small Businesses:

California State information on business assistance:

Labor and Workforce Resources for Employers and Employees

Wildfire Resource Guide: A Message from Rep. Huffman

The wildfires we’re experiencing this month are some of the largest our state has ever seen, but Californians have learned through experience just what it takes to make it through these disasters.

After several years working with wildfire survivors, I know how complicated and daunting the recovery process can be. This year, we have an added threat that requires adapting the way we respond to fires – the COVID-19 pandemic. That is why I’ve developed a new Wildfire Resource Guide. I want to ensure you have the information and resources needed to safely navigate this fire in the face of a deadly pandemic and can quickly and easily recover when we come out on the other side.

The guide can be found here or by visiting my website. It includes information about all the federal resources currently available to those affected by the fires, including FEMA assistance and Small Business Administration loans. The guide will be updated if and when more resources become available.

My staff and I are here to help in any way we can. We are here for the long haul. Please don’t hesitate to call one of my district offices if you need assistance. If we aren’t the right place to get you what you need, my staff will guide you to the state and local resources too.

Thank you, and stay well.
Jared Huffman
Member of Congress


Art House Convergence:  Preparedness Resources for Theaters and Festivals

ArtsReady:  Preparing for Potential Impact of the Coronavirus

National Coalition for Arts’ Preparedness & Emergency Response (NCAPER):  Preparedness for the Arts Sector

Teaching Artists Guild:  COVID-19 Resources for Teaching Artists

Freelance Artists:  COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resources

League of American Orchestras:  Coronavirus

CERF+ | The Artists Safety Net:  CERF+ Responds to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

American Alliance of Museums:  Resources & Information for the Museum Field

Theatre Communications Group:  Coronavirus Preparedness Webinarand Preparing for the Impact Resources

Events, Videos & Guides on preparing your organization:

HowlRound: Financial Strategies for Freelance Artists in a Time of Crisis

Theater Communications GroupCoronavirus Preparedness for Theatres

HowlRound: Artists In a Time of Global Pandemic (American Sign Language interpreted & Closed Captioned).

Silent Rhythm’s Inclusion 101: Inclusive “Distancing”: a Guide for the Arts & Culture Sector on the Inclusion & Accessibility of Persons with Disabilities During COVID-19

DeVos Institute of of Arts Management: Practical Steps in a Time of Uncertainty (wise words from Michael M. Kaiser, Chairman, and Brett Egan, President)

Program Spotlight

Artist in the Spotlight

Event Spotlight

Anderson Valley Art Guild Open Studios

Art Road Trip on Highway 128.
11 to 5 on Sat and Sun, November 6 and 7, 2021






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