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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: jack@blueskycenter.org.

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
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)


Where to find up-to-date information

Santa Barbara County moves to the “red” tier (9/29/20)

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

Governor Newsome’s “Stay at Home” Order

Santa Barbara County Public Health  - Specific 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 https://publichealthsbc.org/testing/.

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.

Hours: 
  • Tuesday: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
    Thursday: 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.

Hours:
  • 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


Newest:
Cuyama Community Bulletin - October 16, 2020

Older issues:
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, dwilliams@countyofsb.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, agamino@cuyamaunified.org

As of October 16th

We just completed our 9th week of school and our students are coming each day (via distance learning) to receive their daily rigorous instruction. On Tuesday, October 6, we held a textbook distribution at the Cuyama High School and Cuyama Elementary School. Cuyama Elementary School (K-8) will hold another textbook/instructional materials distribution on Thursday, October 29, from 11:30AM-3PM. On October 8, the school board voted to approve the three new Board members that will serve on the Board starting December 2020 and going through December 2024 (a four-year term). Mr. Gamino, with the support of some teachers, will hold a zoom professional development meeting on October 21 at 6PM with parents regarding topics such as: school hours, appropriate use of hot spots, appropriate student readiness, and access to staff at appropriate times. In addition, the Learning management systems Seesaw and Microsoft teams will be discussed as well. We will continue to monitor the California Tier Framework to determine the best time for our students to return to a hybrid or an in-person educational program. We continue to serve breakfast and lunch at the Rec Center (New Cuyama) and at the Pistachio Store in Ventucopa every day. Students, make sure to come by and receive a healthy meal.


From the Family Resource Center:


Lynn: lynn@cvfrc.org, Martha: 805-345-1961, M.Yepez@sbcsocialserv.org

As of October 16th

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 Mixteco.com 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 www.my2020Census.gov (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!