What Can You Do

UPDATE: Governor Newsom is asking all Californian’s who are able to get involved in helping our State recover. There’s a lot of ways we can help. 

Please go to this site to see how you can get involved in helping us all recover.

What Can You Do

  • Stay up-to-date on the latest information and social distancing guidelines
  • Stay home if you feel sick, wash your hands frequently or use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol
  • Practice social distancing * SEE THE COUNTY’S UPDATED DETAILS ON OUR MAIN PAGE
  • Prepare yourself and your family. Keep your pantry stocked for a two-week supply of essentials but don’t hoard large amounts of goods.
  • If you think you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and may have had contact with someone with COVID-19, call your health care provider before seeking medical care so that appropriate precautions can be taken.
  • Know the symptoms: Fever of 100.4°, coughing and shortness of breath
  • The City of Scotts Valley encourages these best practices to stay well and slow the spread of COVID-19. Residents over 60 and those with chronic medical conditions are particularly vulnerable so we ask for your support to keep our entire community well.


Taking care of the most vulnerable members of our community is critical now more than ever. If you are a person in need, know someone who may be in need, or if you want to support those at highest risk, take a look at the links below:


Second Harvest Food Bank
In need: Call food hotline at 831-662-0991, weekdays 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Volunteer: thefoodbank.org/volunteer/.
Donate: Monetary donations preferred, thefoodbank.org.

Grey Bears
In need: Ages 50 and up, greybears.org/get-involved/online-membership-form/.
Volunteer: Email grace@greybears.org.
Donate: Monetary donations at greybears.org. Anyone with shelf-stable food, alcohol-based hand sanitizers, isopropyl alcohol, disinfecting wet wipes, and unopened boxes of latex glove asked to email info@greybears.org.

Community Bridges - Meals on Wheels
In need: Ages 60 and up, communitybridges.org/mealsonwheels/
Volunteer: communitybridges.org/volunteer/.
Donate: Monetary donations at communitybridges.org/mealsonwheels/. Anyone with alcohol-based hand sanitizers, disinfecting wet wipes, and unopened boxes of latex glove asked to email MOWINFO@cbridges.org.

To see a map of locations of food distribution sites throughout Santa Cruz County, please click this link.


Online: 211santacruzcounty.org/food/.
Phone: 211
Text: Text your zip code to 898-211

The Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County has set up a fund to protect the health of the public and give to the most vulnerable in Santa Cruz County. If you are interested in donating please click on this link: https://www.cfscc.org/donate/COVID

The American Red Cross is in great need of blood donations at this time. Many donors have stopped donating blood during the COVID-19 outbreak and as a result, many patients have not been able to receive lifesaving blood. Healthy individuals are encouraged to donate blood now as they are facing a severe blood shortage.

Blood drives have the highest standards of safety and infection control. These locations are by appointment only - You can help by contacting them to set up an appointment to donate.

Please contact the Santa Cruz office directly at (831) 624-6921 to make an appointment. The office is located at: 2960 Soquel Ave. Santa Cruz, CA 95062.

Donate Protective Equipment and Supplies for Healthcare Providers.

The Health Services Agency is now accepting donations of protective equipment and supplies for use by healthcare providers throughout the county.

Please donate ONLY the following:

  • Eye protection, such as goggles and face shields
  • Antibacterial and disinfecting wipes, typically alcohol or bleach based (unopened.) NO baby wipes please
  • N-95 and surgical masks (in unopened containers/boxes)
  • Medical gowns: disposable gowns, as well as cloth surgical and hospital gowns in good condition
  • Please click on this link to complete the donation form. THANK YOU