COVID-19 Resources for Monta Loma Neighborhood

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The Monta Loma Neighborhood Association collected this information in the hopes of assisting you to the challenges of the COVID-19 situation.  This content is provided as a public service and by no means does this constitute a recommendation or endorsement. Because the situation continues to change quickly, we cannot guarantee the validity of the information found here.

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Essential Services
Ways to Communicate With NeighborsGovernment and Information ResourcesTesting for COVID-19Local NewsFood ResourcesWork and Financial Resources

Education and Entertainment
Kids ResourcesLibraries and BooksVideosPodcastsAdult ClassesOnline GymsVirtual Museums

How to Help
DonateVolunteerFace Mask Craft

Essential Services


Ways to Communicate with Neighbors

MLN (Monta Loma Neighborhood) e-mail listcontact Peggy Manor at mamm@pobox.com
Nextdoor 
Article: Tips for seniors online 

Government and Information Resources

Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Coronavirus
California Dept of Health and Coronavirus
State of California Coronavirus response
Santa Clara County Shelter in Place Order
Santa Clara Public Health
City of Mountain View and Coronavirus resourcespage includes event cancellations
Medicare and Coronavirus
Medicaid (Medi-Cal) and Coronavirus
Google COVID-19 resource kit via CDC
Community Services Agency (CSA)local emergency assistance for the elderly and poor
COVID-19 information by language100+ languages
Video: Dr. Van Wingen (from 3/24)video includes explanation of sterilization for safe takeout food practices, safe food shopping practices

Testing for COVID-19

California Dept of Health map (“coming soon” as of 3/11) 
CDC website – COVID-19 Symptoms and Testing 
Stanford Hospital and Coronavirus 
Kaiser Permanente Northern California and Coronavirus 
El Camino Hospital and Coronavirus 
Palo Alto Medical Foundation / Sutter Health and Coronavirus 
Project Baseline (Verily) 

Local News

Mountain View Voice
Mountain View Patch
Los Altos Town Crier
Palo Alto Online
Palo Alto Daily Post
Metroactive
Mercury News
KQED News – Live Updates for Coronavirus

Food Resources

Monta Loma Neighborhood Volunteer Errand Run Listcontact at mlna-covid-needs@motaloma.org, include name, email and phone number, is texting ok? your address, and the nature of your needs. Must live within the Monta Loma neighborhood to participate.
Phone 2-1-1 information about food resources.
Nextdoor “Help Map”
Nextdoor.com’s Mt View Self Quarantine Group
Local farmers markets during Coronavirus
Midwife and Bakercheck the website or call for updates
City of Palo Alto restaurants & grocery stores open during Coronavirus
Meals on Wheels (via HealthTrust)(800) 505-3367, food delivery for seniors
Santa Clara County Senior Nutrition Program(650) 964-6586, various locations, take-out food for seniors
Mountain View Chamber of Commerce list of local restaurants still open for take out
Article: List of Mountain View Restaurants Open During COVID-19

Grocery stores in Mt View & nearby (Store Hours on Web May Not Be Up to Date)

Ava’s Market(650) 961-5652
California Street Market (Corner market)(650) 967-5284
Country Sun Natural Foods, Palo Alto (Organics)(650) 324-9190, Seniors hours, Wednesdays from 8am-10am
Crossroads Specialty Foods (Russian and European specialty goods)(650) 858-6910
DeMartini Orchard, Los Altos(650) 948-0881
Joya Super Market (Latino specialty goods)650) 935-2235
JL Produce (Central America and European specialty goods)650) 428-1105
La Plaza Market (Latino specialty goods)(650) 967-3630
Nijiya Market (Japanese specialty goods)(650) 691-1600
NobHill Foods(650) 390-9222, Senior curbside pickup for prescriptions, optional pre-made shopping bags
Piazza’s, Palo Altolimited hours 7AM-9PM
Rose International Market (Persian specialty goods)(650) 960-1900
Safeway (N Rengstorff) grocery store, limited hours(650) 316-6321, “Seniors Only” shopping times on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 AM to 9 AM
Safeway (San Antonio)(650) 948-4533, “Seniors Only” shopping times on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 AM to 9 AM
Safeway (Shoreline)(650) 961-4868, “Seniors Only” shopping times on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 AM to 9 AM
Safeway (Miramonte Ave)(650) 903-5850, “Seniors Only” shopping times on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 AM to 9 AM
Samovar (Russian specialty goods)(650) 969-5327
Sprouts(650) 397-3001, limited hours, no special senior shopping hours (as of 3/26).
Trader Joe’s(650) 917-1013, Senior shopping hours every day from 9AM-10AM, with an additional line for senior customers.
Whole Foods Los Altos(650) 559-0300, Senior (age 60+) hours from 8AM-9AM
99 Ranch Market (Asian specialty market)(650) 966-8899, Senior hours from 8AM-9AM

Restaurant Delivery

Doordash
Seamless
Uber Eats
GrubHub

Grocery and Big-box Store Delivery

Instacart grocery delivery for many different stores
Costco Deliverybeginning March 24 on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., special shopping hours for members who are 60+ and those with physical disabilities. The pharmacy will also be open during this hour.
Amazon Fresh
NobHill Foods (grocery delivery, order 48 hours in advance)
Whole Foods (grocery delivery)
Good Eggs (grocery delivery, mostly local)
WalMart (delivery)
Target (delivery)
Smart and Final (delivery)
Safeway (delivery)
Farmstead (grocery delivery, organic)
Thrive Market (grocery delivery, organic)
Ace Hardware (Charleston Rd) COVID-19 message(650) 528-2123, also they offer “buy online and delivery” or “buy online and pick-up”

CSA Boxes and Meat Delivery

Local Harvest (CSA box)
Full Belly Farms (CSA box)
Greenhearts Family Farm (CSA box)
Eatwell Farm (CSA box with groceries)
Wild Alaska Salmon (wild seafood)
Grassroots Coop meat (meat)
Snake River Farms (meat)
Porter Road (meat)
Seven Sons (meat)

Work and Financial Resources

Employment Development Department (EDD) benefits for Coronavirus
Small Business Administration (SBA), Disaster Assistance
Facebook Small Business Grant
Amazon Small Business Relief Fund
Creative Capital Emergency Funds (artist financial resources)
Article: Emergency Funds for Freelancers, Creatives Losing Income During Coronavirus
Article: Mortgage relief due to Coronavirus
Kiva 0% interest loans for U.S. small businesses
#TogetherMV portal, City of Mountain View

Education and Entertainment


Kids – General Resources

Santa Clara County School District (SCCSD) Coronavirus update
SHFB Meal sites for Kids – San Mateo & Santa Clara CountiesList by Second Harvest Food Bank
MVWSD meal site for kids in Mountain View
Stanford University, Graduate School of Education – resources for teaching kids at homeSchool age
Article: Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus
Article: How to talk to your kids about coronavirus

Kids – Online Schooling Resources

Khan Academy – suggested daily plans by ageSchool age
Khan Academy – how to use 
Free kids courses for school onlineSchool age
Unesco – Distance Learning SolutionsSchool age
BrainPop – Science, Social Studies, English, Math, Arts & Music, Health, and TechnologySchool age
Education.com at home learningAge 2 – 13 years

Kids – Activities

Enrichment Activities for KidsVaried, arranged by age
100+ kids activity ideasVaried
Kids Book Author Mo Willems and lunchtime daily doodle onlineAll ages
PBS kids websiteAll ages
POST coloring book of native plants and animals (printable)All ages
Animal themed online games, San Diego ZooAll ages
Scholastic classroom magazine – educational online magazineSchool age
Audible Stories (audio kids books, free)School age
Google Earth education websiteSchool age
Sam Price college art class online, City of Palo Alto (weekly, free, for kids and adults)School age and adults
Activity Ideas for 12-18 Month-Old, Moments with MissAge 12 –18 months
STEM activities at homeAge 2 – 4 years
Kids yoga videos, Cosmic KidsAge 2 –13 years
Kids PE with Joe Wicks, 5 – 8 minute workoutsAge 4 –12 years
Animal themed crafts, San Diego ZooAge 4 –12 years
National Geographics KidsAge 4 – 12 years
Video: Social and emotional development, Wings for Kids with activitiesAge 4 – 12 years
NASA / JPL education website, STEM activities you can do at homeAge 5 – 17 years
Article: These families created a community art museum on the sidewalks of their CA neighborhood while sheltering in place (3/23/20)
Geroge Washington’s Mount Vernon School age, live streaming events

Kids – Virtual Field Trips

Great Wall of China, virtual tourAll ages
Visit Mars with NASA’s Curiosity Rover (2011) by GoogleAll ages
Yellowstone National Park, virtual toursAll ages
360 Farm ToursAll ages
360 CitiesAll ages
Cave Exploration at Son Doong Cave, Vietnam, National GeographicsAll ages
YouVisit (various locations in 360)All ages
Video: Learning about the Saturn Rocket 5 at U.S. Space and Rocket Museum in HuntsvilleAge 2 –13 years
Video: Learning about different types of manufacturing with video “field trips”Ages 5 –15 years
The Pyramids in Egypt

Kids – Virtual Museum Trips

Google Arts and Culture (virtual museums)
Boston Children’s Museum virtual tour
The Tech Museum SJ (virtual museum video, good for kids)
National Museum of Play (virtual museum collection, good for kids)
The British MuseumAge 7 – 11 years
The Vatican Museums All ages

Kids – Live Animal Webcams

San Diego Zoo, Live Animal Cameras
Monterey Bay Aquarium, Live Aquarium/Animal Cameras
Houston Zoo, Animal Cameras
AfricamAfrican safari cameras
Alaska Zoo Cameras

Kids – Schools and Closure Information

Monta Loma elementary and Coronavirus 
Crittenden Middle School and Coronavirus 
Los Altos High School 
School Closures Resources by modulo.app 

Libraries and Books

Santa Clara County LibrariesFree
Mountain View Library ebooksFree
San Mateo County LibrariesFree
NY Public Library online resourcesFree
TorFree, monthly online books
Project GutenbergFree, 45,000+ titles
Internet Archive, Open LibraryFree
Open CultureFree

Online Videos of Performances (Concerts, Broadway, Puppets)

Metropolitan Opera, Live in HD (opera)Free, nightly
Center for Puppet Arts (classes and shows)Free, daily
Stay At Home Fest (ongoing concert events online)Free, but donation suggested
The Playbill – 15 Broadway Plays OnlineFree
BroadwayHD (online Broadway musical performances)7 days free trial
London’s Wigmore Hall (chamber music)Free
Seattle Symphony (online live)Free
StageIt (online live concerts)Optional “tip jar”
United We Stream (Berlin-based indie live music and performances)Optional donation
Kennedy Center DigitalStage (concerts)Free

Online Videos of Movies and TV

PopcornFlixFree
Netflix30 days free trial
Hulu30 days free trial
Apple TV+7 days free trial
YouTube TV7 days free trial
HBO streaming online7 days free trial
Infinity FlexPaid
NBCFree, but advertising
CBS All Access7 days free trial
Gary Hustwit – documentary filmmakerFree (new weekly)

Online Videos of Sports

NBA League Pass – season videos (basketball)Free until April 22nd
NFL League Pass – season videos (football)Free until May 31st
NHL League – season videos (hockey)Free

Podcasts

NPR PodcastsFree
Sticher podcast libraryFree
TuneIn podcast libraryFree, wth advertising
Crooked podcast library (includes science podcast, America Dissected: Coronavirus)Free
Apple iTunes PodcastsVaries, many are free
Library of Congress (LOC) Podcasts (mostly on culture and history)Free
The Art Angle (fine art podcast)Free
The Ologies podcast – (science podcast, ok for kids)Free

Online Adult Classes

CodeAcademy classes (computer programming, ok for older kids too)7 day free trial
List of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course)Varies, many are free
Class Central (List of 450+ Ivy League courses)Free
LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com)30 days free trial
Brit + Co classesOne free class with code: selfcare
MasterClass (video courses in various subjects by celebrities)$180 a year
Selma Online (civil rights course, via Harvard University)Free
CreativeBug (craft courses)7 day free trial, with code: FREE7DAY
Gray Area SF – immersive studio art course in computer science12 week class by a local nonprofit, with scholarships available

Online Gyms

Daily Burn (floor classes)30 days free trial
CorePower YogaFree
DownDog app (Yoga)Free until April
Grokker (Yoga)Free until May
The Barre Method14 days free trial
PilatesAnytime15 days free trial
YMCA 36060 free classes
LesMills OnDemandFree
Goldsamp, Golds Gym onlineFree until May
Joyn (fat-postive, low impact classes)7 days free trial
ElderGym Academy (older adults, low impact)30 days free trial

Virtual Museums

Google Arts and Culture (virtual museums) 
Monterey Aquarium (some live Q&A and pre-recorded videos – for all ages) 
Article: 2,500 Museums You Can Now Visit Virtually 
Article: 12 virtual museum tours 
Article: 19 immersive museum exhibits you can visit from your couch 

How to Help


Donation sites for Masks & other medicalmaterials donation
Stanford Blood Bank blood donation
RedCrossblood donation
Community Services Agency (CSA) cash donation
Silicon Valley Strongcash donation
HealthTrust Silicon Valleycash donation
Save Our Favs buy local restaurant gift cards during closures, including in the South Bay.
United Way Bay Area – COVID-19 Relief Fundcash donation
Doctors Without Borders – donation to help fight COVID-19cash donation
COVID-19 Fund for WHOcash donation
Meals of Gratitude to hospital workerscash donation – to send meals to front-line hospital workers.
El Camino Health COVID-19 Emergency Response Fundcash donation
Local GoFundMe campaignscash donation, search by zip code

Volunteer 

Second Harvest SIlicon Valley food bankShortage of Food Bank Volunteers
Community Services Agency (CSA) – organizing food distributionIf you are not in a high-risk category (age 65+ and/or having an underlying health condition) and wish to help food distribution, please call (650) 964-4630
Silicon Valley Strong – organizing food distribution
Coronavirus Tech HandbookList for technologists, civic organizations, and specialists of all kinds to collaborate on an agile response to the coronavirus.

Face Mask Craft

Make masks – JoAnne Fabrics instructional videoFurther discussion about face mask craft on MLN email list & nextdoor.com
Make masks – Deaconess Health System
Make masks – Free Swing
Make masks – instructables
Make masks – CDC (very academic approach)
CDC: Interim Infection Prevention and Control RecommendationsAbout the use of fabric masks