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 Response Center

The coronavirus (COVID-19) has devastated communities over the last year.

Mendocino County has recently moved back into the red tier, which will bring less restrictions on some business & activities. County Health Officer Dr. Andy Coren recommends that people continue to distance, wear masks and to get vaccinated & tested.

Our online calendar has a new category for virtual events. 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.

Unlike recent crises, this global pandemic is sparing no region of our inter-connected planet. We are all affected by this pandemic. The losses we have experienced to date as individuals, businesses, and organizations may never be recovered. The impact is staggeringly vast and we must be clear-eyed about how this pandemic is a unique and novel experience with impacts that go far beyond economic. Whether we consider the economic devastation, or other measures — emotional, physical, etc. — the vulnerable among us are hit especially hard. Although we are all experiencing this pandemic, we may be impacted in different ways and to wildly different degrees. Please support each other. Find ways to keep your creative practice alive, safely. Keep making connections with other artists, at a safe distance. Though we may not yet know when we will recover, eventually we will begin to form a vision of how we will recover.

It is likely that recovery will be long-term, and multi-phase. The current phase is, in part, one of assessment (although assessment itself will be on-going). You will find survey links below — please take the surveys that are relevant to you as they will help funders and others know how best to help.

Soon, I hope, it will be possible to turn the power of our imaginative attention away from our losses, and begin to consider what we will create together. When it is available, we hope to deploy grant funding to get people back to work. If you have ideas, please reach out to us. Keep talking to each other. If we learned anything in the Redwood Complex Fire, it was that the faster a good idea spreads, the more likely it is to attract support.


Mendocino County Moves to the ‘Yellow Tier’


Official California State Government Industry guidance to reduce risk

Find out if your business can open.

Blueprint for a Safer Economy

Updated Activity and Business Tiers efective April 15, 2021

Updated Outdoor Indoor Guidelines

Updated Department of Public Health Guidelines efective April 15, 2021


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

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


CHANGING VACCINE PRIORITIES FOR MENDOCINO COUNTY

The County of Mendocino is continuing to vaccinate all individuals in Phase IA, all tiers. We have moved on to Phase IB Tier 1 including those over 75 years old, EMS, School and Childcare Staff, and Food and Agricultural workers.


Mendocino County Public Health Issues Revised School Order

On March 26, 2021, Health Officer Dr. Andrew Coren issued a Health Order effective March 26, 2021. The Order addresses protocols regarding mainly facial covering use and social distancing in schools.


The Event Safety Alliance Reopening Guide (PDF)

WHAT TO DO IF THERE IS A COVID-19 CASE IN THE WORKPLACE


GRANTS

The NALAC Fund for the Arts (NFA) grant program: 2021 Actos de Confianza
Investing in Latinx artists and arts organizations. The Open Call will run from April 28th, 2021 to May 12th,

Shuttered Venue Operators Grant This grant provides emergency assistance for eligible venues affected by COVID-19.

The Shuttered Venues Operators Grant (SVOG) application portal opens April 8, 2021. The SBA updated its FAQs (look for the asterisk * to see which questions/answers have been modified or added.)

Below are some key resources to prepare your SVOG application.
SBA revised FAQs (Updated April 6, 2021)
SBA’s Recorded SVOG Informational Webinar (March 31, 2021)
SBA Local Assistance Offices

The Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program includes over $16 billion in grants to shuttered venues, to be administered by SBA’s Office of Disaster Assistance.
The SVOG program is open for applications now.

CA Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program Goes LIVE!

California recently announced a $500 million Small Business Covid-19 Relief Grant program for eligible small business owners, nonprofits, and cultural institutions who have been impacted by COVID-19 and the health and safety restrictions. Grants up to $25,000 will be given to eligible small businesses and nonprofits to help cover expenses during the pandemic.

County of Mendocino Announces Small Business Recovery Grant Program

Two Funding Opportunities for-profit micro-businesses in Mendocino County
Federal CARES Act grant of $500,000 to be disbursed by December 30, 2020

North Coast Opportunities COVID-19 Immediate Relief

Emergency Resources for Artists and Freelancers (ongoing)

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xv238DlW_9HWhJTHr561r8fPaD4BSzOZraDOm2ESyeA/edit

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

https://cerfplus.org/cerf-covid-19-relief-grant/?org=808&lvl=100&ite=2242&lea=2183689&ctr=0&par=1&trk=

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 ANGEL FUND for individuals experiencing hardship
https://www.communityfound.org/grants-scholarships/grants/the-angel-fund/

Community Foundation of Mendocino County Zoom Subscription Grant Application

Community Foundation of Mendocino County SAVE THE DAY Fund for nonprofits experiencing unforeseen operational costs
https://www.communityfound.org/grants-scholarships/save-the-day-grant-program/

HOW TO APPLY FOR CARES ACT FUNDS (assistance for individuals & small nonprofits): https://independentsector.org/resource/caresact/#1585589103375-1ce64dd6-3241

Artist Relief Fund

Community Foundation of Mendocino County COVID-19 Resources for Nonprofits

California Humanities Grants

California Arts Council CARES Humanities Grant


ARTS-SPECIFIC INFORMATION AND RESPONSE

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

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.

FREE PPE FOR BUSINESSES

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
http://www.arts.ca.gov/resources/COVID-19.php

California Lawyers for the Arts
https://www.calawyersforthearts.org/NewsResources

WESTAF (Western States Arts Federation)
https://www.westaf.org/covid-19-resources-information/

American Alliance of Museums
Information about Economic Relief:
https://t.congressweb.com/w/?GRPQLZIHGN

Performing Arts Reopening Guide

Emergency Resources for Artists (compiled by the Center for Cultural Innovation) https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xv238DlW_9HWhJTHr561r8fPaD4BSzOZraDOm2ESyeA/edit#heading=h.tro2rlkgj00l

Oil Painters of America Covid Resources

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


SURVEYS

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:

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


ARTS EDUCATION AT HOME

Mendocino County Library K-12 Student Digital Resources

KID’S LITERACY KITS

Articles and Databases

E-books & Entertainment

Virtual Library Events

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

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:
https://vimeo.com/399800372
https://vimeo.com/402235416
https://vimeo.com/404897979
https://vimeo.com/410324980
https://vimeo.com/418077182

Blake More online poetry lessons
1) letter to covid: https://www.bmoreyou.net/2020/04/06/viral-poetry/

2) lesson looking at corona doldrums: https://www.bmoreyou.net/2020/04/28/bored-boring-a-poetry-lesson-for-the-corona-doldrums/

3) life after covid: https://www.bmoreyou.net/2020/05/14/life-after-integrating-the-new-you/

Oakland Museum of California
Arts at home resources for Students


IN KIND SUPPORT

Evolved Growth Strategies is offering advisory sessions for non profits http://www.evolvedgrowthstrategies.com/covid-19-support


HEALTH AGENCY INFORMATION AND RESPONSE

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 https://www.lhi.care/covidtesting 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:
https://www.mendocinocounty.org/community/novel-coronavirus

Sonoma County COVID-19 information:
https://socoemergency.org/emergency/novel-coronavirus/

Lake County COVID-19 information:
http://health.co.lake.ca.us

California Department of Public Health:
https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/Immunization/ncov2019.aspx

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/guidance-business-response.html


ECONOMIC INFORMATION AND RESPONSE

Community Foundation of Mendocino County Resources for Nonprofits

Local Information and Support for Small Businesses:
https://www.westcenter.org/covid-19-business-resources

California State information on business assistance:
https://business.ca.gov/coronavirus-2019/

Labor and Workforce Resources for Employers and Employees
https://www.labor.ca.gov/coronavirus2019/


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


MORE PREPAREDNESS LINKS

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

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