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 - 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, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
As of April 1st
The Cuyama Joint Unified School District is looking at re-opening schools in the near future. The district board will have a discussion on April 8 about this topic. It is expected that the Board will give direction on the matter. The Board may decide to continue with our distance learning program, or they may decide something different. The district’s COVID Plan has been approved by Santa Barbara County Public Health and the State of California. The plan has been posted on the Cuyama website as the state requires. All teachers/classified staff have been invited to register to take the vaccine against COVID. Every teacher/classified employee that accepted the invitation has receive the vaccine. As of today, the Cuyama football season will resume as the COVID case rate is under 14 cases per 100,000. Our students will finally be able to play a home football game today, Friday, April 2. 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.
From the Family Resource Center:
Lynn: email@example.com, 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