COVID-19 Resources

Each and every sector of Alpine County and surrounding communities has been hit by COVID-19. We have compiled this list of resources, organized for a variety of audiences, to help our neighbors navigate the crisis and recovery efforts.

If you know of a resource that is not yet listed, please contact info@alpinecounty.com so that we can share the latest and most relevant information. In addition, stay connected with Alpine County’s COVID-19 News page where you will find public health briefs, local updates, and special messages from Alpine County leaders.

COVID-19 Testing

Beginning May 3, 2020, Alpine County residents can be tested for COVID-19 at South Lake Tahoe Community College. This test is used to detect an active infection only – not to test for antibodies or evidence of a prior infection. For more information on the testing, requirements, and location, click here. For alternative testing locations, click here to find a testing site nearest you.

For Businesses and Employers

• Complimentary HR hotline for Alpine County businesses: Golden Sierra has partnered with the California Employers Association to provide Alpine, Placer, and El Dorado county businesses with a no-cost HR Hotline. Click here to view the flyer with more details.

• Funding assistance for COVID-19 compliance items for essential businesses who are members of the State Compensation Insurance Fund. Assists with the cost of items such as masks, gloves, and other necessities to keep your essential business open. Click here to learn more.

CARES Act Small Business Resources, loan information, business building webinars, and more from the Northern California Small Business Development Centers

Loan Programs from the Small Business Administration, including Payroll Protection Program, Economic Injury Disaster Loans, and loan forgiveness.

US Chambers Small Business Emergency Loans Guidance & Checklist

Work Share Program

Financial and Technical Assistance for Small Businesses

Cal/OSHA Guidance for Protecting Workers from Coronavirus (General Industry)

• Need Workers? Email us your needs and your job descriptions so that we can add you to our employment listings, and help connect local talent with local businesses.

California Capital WBC is offering COVID -19 Disaster Relief Webinar Series – **Please note: each webinar in this series is offered twice a day and provides specific information tied to state or regional policies. State information is at 10 am & Regional information is at 2 pm**

  • Financing Assistance  Wednesday April 22nd (State) 10 am & (Regional) 2 pm
  • Mental Health  Friday April 24th 10 am & 2 pm
  • Unemployment Eligibility  Monday April 27th (State) 10 am & (Regional) 2 pm
  • How to Pivot your Business Tuesday April 28th (State) 10 am & (Regional) 2 pm
  • Strategies for Repeat Sales & Loyalty  Wednesday April 29th More Info

For Employees

CA Employment Development Department Resources for the Workforce

Summary Chart of Employee Resources, Eligibility Requirements, and Application Information for workers who have lost wages due to COVID-19. Includes links to Unemployment Insurance, Disability Insurance, and other resources.

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance for the self-employed and independent contractors opens Tuesday, April 28.

More Information and Resources for Self-Employed Individuals

Employment, Training, and Job Search Resources

OnwardCA.org – One-stop resources for individuals affected by job loss or a reduction in income.

Alpine County Career Center – Call 530-694-2235 ext. 227

Tips for Working From Home

California Department of Labor – Guidelines for Working Under COVID-19 Precautions

For Families

• Keep up on the latest news from the Alpine County on how to protect your family during these trying times.

• Visit the Alpine County Social Services webpage if you are experiencing financial hardship and need to find out what resources exist in our community. To speak with someone directly, call (530) 694-2235.

Covered California – Apply for low or no cost health insurance.

California Public Utilities Consumer Protection Provisions

• The Alpine County Library is still offering some services. Check out their Facebook page to see what’s available.

• Homeschooling? We liked these tips from the Texas Children’s Hospital to make the most of this time at home helping your children learn.

• Live Violence Free: Although Live Violence Free’s physical offices are closed at this time, the organization is still serving women, men, children, and teenage survivors of domestic violence sexual assault, and child abuse. If you are in immediate danger, please call 9-1-1. If you or someone you know feels unsafe in their relationship, please call our 24 Hour Crisis Line at 530-544-4444 to speak with a trained professional. Staff are working remotely and doing their best to accommodate remote advocacy, counseling and legal support.

Isolation is not easy! If you or a family member are experiencing overwhelming sadness, depression, or just need someone to talk through your stresses, call 1-800-273-8255 to speak to someone right away. You can also visit https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org to find out how to get involved.

Visit the CDC’s page for more resources on mental health and coping with COVID-19