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Cuyama Community Hotline

This 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. To submit information or updates, email Jack:

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.

Understanding COVID-19

Symptoms of COVID-19
FAQs about COVID-19
Why Social Distancing Is Important (Flatten the Curve)

Where to find up-to-date information

Governor Newsome’s “Stay at Home” Order
Santa Barbara County Public HealthSpecific guidance for Cuyama Valley
California State Department of Health
Center for Disease Control
World Health Organization

Community Health

*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 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

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 through Friday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

During and After Hours:

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:

Medical Emergencies Call 911

Community Updates

Cuyama Community Bulletin - July 23, 2020 Issue

Older issues:
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,

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,

As of July 23rd

Rigorous distance learning program for Cuyama Joint Unified School District. Our District is working with other school districts on a school reentry plan for the 2020-2021 school year. I held a Reentry Plan committee meeting with certificated and classified staff on July 2. The Board held a board workshop on July 9 and took in community input. The Governor gave his guidelines for school reentry plans on July 17. Santa Barbara County is on the Governor’s watch list and school districts including Cuyama will be starting with a Distance Learning program on Monday, August 17. I expect to have a complete Reentry plan by July 31. The plan will focus on protocols that the district will follow to successfully open the schools for the 2020-2021 school year. The plans are subject to change from one educational program to another based on the current situation at the time. We look forward to sharing the plan with the community once it is completed. Breakfasts and lunches for youth ages 0-18 (no matter if they are a student or not) are available “grab and go”- style Monday-Friday at the Recreation Center ONLY from 10am-12pm through our summer feeding program.

From the Family Resource Center:

Lynn:, Martha: 805-345-1961,

As of July 23rd

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). 4) We are working with the United Way to help process requests for Cash Assistance for individuals. 5) Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants: $500/individual; $1000 max/household, visit or call 805-791-2003 (SB County residents) or 805-256-1001 (Ventura Co. residents). 6) Fill out the 10-minute Census questionnaire NOW in two ways: A) Online at (no code required) B) By Phone 844-330-2020 (English) / 844-468-2020 (Spanish) . C) Mail in the paper Census form that may be left at your home by a Census worker. Also, U.S. Census personnel are in the Cuyama Valley to verify addresses and drop off paper Census forms.

Community Support

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.

Online Resources

Social Services and Housing Resources
Support for Undocumented Communities
For Those Working from Home
For Parents
For Workers and Business Owners
For Elders
State Relief and Financial Assistance
Healthcare, Mental Health
For Fun!