The Oakland Firesafe Council’s (OFSC) focus has always been on before, during and after a disaster. While our primary interest is wildfire prevention, many of the same principals apply to local efforts to cope with the Covid 19 pandemic.
One of the key lessons we hear and read about all over the world is how neighbors are reaching out to each other to provide support—from making grocery runs, to weekly gatherings online or from across the street. We encourage you to connect with your neighbors to provide support and to find new ways to turn staying at home away from total isolation. OFSC’s Oakland Community Preparedness and Response (OCP&R) program offers some tips and tools that might be useful. We encourage you to comment on this post with your creative ideas for connecting with family, neighbors, friends, school friends, co-workers during this universal experience.
We’ve put together the following list of reliable resources to help you adapt to the short and long term impacts of isolating at home for an unknown period of time.
State, Federal, and Global Coronavirus Disease Pages
- California Department of Public Health 2019-nCoV Homepage(CDPH)
- US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2019-nCoV Homepage(CDC)
- World Health Organization 2019-nCoV Homepage(WHO)
- Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center (cumulative confirmed cases, deaths and recoveries)
- Alameda County Shelter in Place Order
- Factsheets from the CDC
- 2019 Coronavirus Factsheet (2/04/2020) English| Spanish | Chinese
- Frequently Asked Questions and Answers(CDC)
- Q&A on Coronaviruses from the World Health Organization(WHO)
- Coronavirus Self Checker
- A recent TEDMED interview with Dr Peter Piot answers 100 questions about coronavirus in clear terms. Oakland’s KTVU posted the authorized transcript here
Guidance and Resources for Families, Businesses, Schools etc.
- City of Oakland List of Resources
- Criteria and Schedule for Free Covid 19 Testing (City of Hayward)
- The New Rules of Grocery Shopping Under Quarantine (Sunset Magazine)