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Cuyama Community HotlineThis is a volunteer-run website to supply information and resources for the Cuyama Valley community while managing COVID-19 (or “coronavirus”). Please bookmark this page for updates. We will continue to add online and offline resources for our community here.
We are working as a community to care for our at-risk community members, offer assistance to one another, and share helpful information. We can work together to care for one another.
Symptoms of COVID-19
FAQs about COVID-19
2-1-1 Online (or call 2-1-1 or text 898-211 with your ZIP code)
Why Social Distancing Is Important (Flatten the Curve)
The CDC now recommends double masks (2/10/21)
Where to find up-to-date information
County Public Health: www.PublicHealthSBC.org, Twitter and Facebook
County of Santa Barbara: www.CountyofSB.org, Twitter, Facebook
2-1-1 Call Center: Dial 211 or outside the area, call (800) 400-1572
Community Wellness Team Information and Referral Line: (805) 364-2750
Santa Barbara County Health: Recent Publications
Santa Barbara County Health: Status Reports
California State COVID Information
Santa Barbara County Public Health - Specific guidance for Cuyama Valley
California State Department of Health
Center for Disease Control
World Health Organization
*If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, the first step is to call your health provider. Area healthcare providers will see you even if you don’t have insurance or a health provider.
Sign up for vaccine notifications
A new state public health website is up for signing up for vaccine notifications. https://covid19.ca.gov/vaccines/ or https://covid19.ca.gov/es/vaccines/ (Spanish language site)
Sign up for free coronavirus testing
The County of Santa Barbara is offering testing for coronavirus based on need and priority. Sign up online here or call 888-634-1123. Learn more at https://publichealthsbc.org/testing/.
CVS is offering free rapid testing based on symptoms and exposure. Learn more and sign up online here.
No Sewing Required Pleated Face Mask
Instructions on how to make your own cloth mask out of a handkerchief and 2 hair ties.
Cuyama Community Health Center
A Physician's Assistant and Care Team will be onsite on Thursdays only. To ensure the safety of patients and staff, please call ahead before visiting the clinic. Currently, the CHC clinic is not providing testing for the coronavirus, however if staff determines that you need to be tested, they can direct you to the appropriate medical facility.
- Tuesday: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
During and After Hours:
Call (661) 766-2149
Medical Emergencies Call 911
Santa Barbara County Public Health
SBC has committed to providing free services at any of their public health clinics. The closest one to Cuyama is in Santa Maria at 2115 Centerpointe Parkway, Santa Maria, CA.
Monday Through Wednesday: 7:30-12:00; 1:00-7:00pm
Thursday and Friday: 7:30-12:00; 1:00pm-5:00pm
During and After Hours:
Call (805) 346-7230
Medical Emergencies Call 911
Newest: Cuyama Community Bulletin - May 27, 2021
Cuyama Community Bulletin - May 13, 2021
Cuyama Community Bulletin - April 30, 2021
Cuyama Community Bulletin - April 15, 2021
Cuyama Community Bulletin - April 1, 2021
Cuyama Community Bulletin - March 4, 2021
Cuyama Community Bulletin - February 18, 2021
Cuyama Community Bulletin - February 4, 2021
Cuyama Community Bulletin - January 21, 2021
Cuyama Community Bulletin - January 8, 2021
Cuyama Community Bulletin - November 13, 2020
Cuyama Community Bulletin - October 30, 2020
Cuyama Community Bulletin - October 16, 2020
Cuyama Community Bulletin - October 2, 2020
Cuyama Community Bulletin - September 18, 2020
Cuyama Community Bulletin - September 4, 2020
Cuyama Community Bulletin - August 20, 2020
Cuyama Community Bulletin - July 23, 2020 Issue
Cuyama Community Bulletin - July 9, 2020 Issue
Cuyama Community Bulletin - June 26, 2020 Issue
Cuyama Community Bulletin - June 19, 2020 Issue
Cuyama Community Bulletin - June 12, 2020 Issue
Cuyama Community Bulletin - May 29, 2020 Issue
Cuyama Community Bulletin - May 22, 2020 Issue
Cuyama Community Bulletin - May 15, 2020 Issue
Cuyama Community Bulletin - May 8, 2020 Issue
Cuyama Community Bulletin - May 1, 2020 Issue
Cuyama Community Bulletin - April 24, 2020 Issue
Cuyama Community Bulletin - April 17, 2020 Issue
Cuyama Community Bulletin - April 10, 2020 Issue
Cuyama Community Bulletin - April 3, 2020 Issue
Cuyama Community Bulletin - March 27, 2020 Issue
Cuyama Community Bulletin - March 20, 2020 Issue
A Cuyama Community Bulletin is being prepared based on those updates each week and distributed by email, via the school’s alert system, and via flyers posted on community bulletin boards and left in a stack at the post office in New Cuyama.
Weekly conference calls are being held on Wednesdays at 10:30-11:00am. Dial in to hear updates. Call (617) 675-4444, Participant ID: 520 093 703 0770#, or use this Google Meet link.
From Das Williams, 1st District County Supervisor
Office: 805-568-2186, firstname.lastname@example.org
April 10th letter to the Cuyama community
Cuyama COVID Community Resources - resource guide prepared by the supervisor’s office
From Cuyama Joint Unified School District:
Office 661-766-2292, email@example.com
As of May 27th
On June 4, all students will need to bring their laptops, hot spots, textbooks, and other materials to the elementary school cafeteria (K-8th) / to the high school library (9th-12th grade) from 8:30-11:30AM. We are making plans to re-open both schools to in-person instruction in August. All certificated and classified staff that wanted a COVID-19 vaccine has been vaccinated. The COVID-19 data has Santa Barbara County in the orange tier and we are looking forward to moving to the least restrictive yellow tier. The Kindergarten graduation will be on Thursday, June 3. We will have a parade at 9AM and the graduation ceremony at 10AM. The 8th-grade graduation will start with a parade through town at 6PM and the graduation at 7PM. Both events will take place at the elementary school. The high school graduation will start with a parade at 6PM followed by the graduation ceremony at the high school. Every person that will be attending the graduation will need to be pre-registered with the respective school office. All audience members and graduates will be required to wear a face mask. Each family will be separated from other families by six feet. CJUSD is advertising two Response to Intervention Teachers for the 2021-2022 school year. I also would like to report that Maria Carpenter, Superintendent Secretary/High School Secretary, has submitted her letter of resignation effective June 10. She will be teaching for Taft School District. We wish her well. In addition, the Cuyama Bond Oversight Committee is also looking for two committee members. An application for both of these leadership opportunities can be found on our website. The School District enrollment is 183 ADA for the 2020-2021 school year. The district continues to serve breakfast and lunch at the Rec Center (New Cuyama) and at the Pistachio Store (Ventucopa) every day. The district will implement the summer feeding program.
From the Family Resource Center:
Lynn: firstname.lastname@example.org, Martha: 805-345-1961, M.Yepez@sbcsocialserv.org
As of January 21st
Office is closed. Please call for assistance & info re: COVID-19 Programs: 1) Supplemental food pickup, call with your name, address, phone, email, & number in your household. We will call you with appointment time & pick-up procedures. 2) Senior Meal Delivery: Cooked meals delivered for folks 60 and older. Please call if you are a senior, or you know a senior who needs assistance of any kind. 3) We can help you connect with MediCal, CalFresh (food stamps), Unemployment, & HEAP (assistance with utility bills).
We will update this section with a hotline/voicemail service soon for folks in need of community support and folks that can offer community support. Please stay tuned.
Help Each Other
If you are interested in providing help for your neighbors, join our team by submitting your contact info via this Volunteer Form.
Support Local Businesses
We can continue to support our local business community in Cuyama. See this page to order food or local goods online or via phone. Please reach out if you would like your business listed for online sales, take-out, advertising, or otherwise.
Social Services and Housing Resources
Support for Undocumented Communities
For Those Working from Home
For Workers and Business Owners
State Relief and Financial Assistance
Healthcare, Mental Health