COVID-19 Resources and Volunteerism

United Way California Capital Region (UWCCR) is responding to the Coronavirus COVID-19 health emergency crisis in a variety of ways to ensure the health and safety of our staff and community programs. UWCCR is also monitoring information provided on COVID-19 provided by the World Health Organization,  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), California Department of Public Health, Sacramento County Public Health, Yolo County Health and Human Services, Amador County Public Health, El Dorado Health and Human Services, and Placer County Public Health.

Guidelines and Precautions:

During this time, it is important to follow the health guidelines.

  • Stay home if you are not feeling well.
  • Avoid shaking hands (physical contact) with others.
  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Do not wear a facemask if you are in good health.
  • Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects.

Ways To Help:

As we follow guidelines to social distance, there are a plethora of ways to help and make an impact - check in on your neighbors, especially anyone who may live alone, anyone elderly or potentially vulnerable.  Contact them safely to let them know that you are available and can assist with basic needs such as grocery shopping, taking trash out on scheduled days, walk their pets, or pick up medication.  The offfer to connect will also ease anxiety and prevent feelings of loneliness and isolation.  These acts of kindness will make a difference.

There are organizations in our region that are open and in need of donations and volunteers:

If you have any questions, please contact Diana Vo, Volunteer Engagement Coordinator, at diana.vo@uwccr.org.

The following are additional resources:

CDC - Resources for Households

Guide to Prepare Home for COVID-19

COVID-19 Fact Sheets and Resources