Gather Your Facts from Credible Information Sources

Develop a Plan

Take steps to decrease risk with things as simple as washing your hands well, limiting travel, social distancing (different from social isolation) to putting together a list you can rely on.  The list can include needed medications, food supplies, important contacts and healthcare professionals. Keep the items on your list up to date and stocked.

Be Mindful of Media Consumption

There is so much information being passed around through stories in the media about the speed of the spread of COVID-19 or the number of people testing positive which can be anxiety producing. Set limits for your media consumption, both through news and social media outlets to avoid being subjected to anxiety-provoking information all day.

Recognize and Validate Your Emotions

There is no “right way” to respond to everything going on around you and everyone reacts differently to what is happening based upon how you were raised, where you live, and previous experiences you have had.  Recognizing your emotions in uncertain times is helpful for everyone and allows you to take steps to manage them. Take time to experience and process what is happening.

It’s normal to feel some degree of anxiety due to feelings of uncertainty. However if your worry turns fall into the category of not sleeping, eating or excessive stress, please reach out to a professional.

Additional ways to manage anxiety & stress:

 

Please refer to the following links for further local resources to support you in this time:

Support Resources

Nutrition Resources

  • Child Nutrition

    Redlands Unified School District (909-307-5300) provides breakfast and lunch for all children up to 18 years of age.  Drive-thru locations provide “Grab & Go” meals Monday through Friday from 11:00 am–1:30 pm.  Please see the list of Grab & Go locations below:

    • Mission Elementary School: 10568 California St. Redlands
    • Victoria Elementary School: 1505 Richardson St San Bernardino
    • Beattie Middle School: 7800 Orange St. Highland
    • Cope Middle School: 1000 W. Cypress Ave. Redlands
    • Clement Middle School: 501 E Pennsylvania Ave. Redlands
    • Redlands East Valley High School: 31000 Colton Ave. Redlands
    • Redlands High School: 840 E. Citrus Redlands

  • Senior Nutrition:

    • Weekly Meal Packs: Seniors (60+) may pick up meals, including five frozen dinners, fruit, bread and milk, weekly by contacting the Redlands Community Center at 951-342-3057 by Tuesday each week. Prepackaged meals are distributed on Wednesdays from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Redlands Senior Center (111 W. Lugonia Ave. Redlands).
    • Meal Delivery: Senior residents interested in a home meal delivery service may contact the center’s Nutrition office at 909-793-6999.

  • Homeless Nutrition:

    • Boxed lunches provided 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
    • Methodist Church 1 E. Olive Redlands
    • Corner of Stuart and Orange, Downtown Redlands

  • California Food Banks

  • My CalFresh Nutrition Program

  • College Student Food Assistance Program | Helping Hands Pantry

 

Mental Health Resources

  • Crisis Walk-In Center 850 E. Foothill Blvd. Rialto, CA 909-421-9495
    • Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Community Crisis Response Team 909-421-9233
    • Crisis intervention & linkage referrals
    • 7 days a week, 7 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • Windsor Crisis Stabilization Unit 1481 N. Windsor Dr. San Bernardino, 909-361-6470
    • Crisis intervention and stabilization
    • Open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day
  • Phoenix Community Counseling 909-387-7200
    • Phone sessions available Monday-Thursday, 8 a.mm - 10 a.m.

Parenting Resources

Free On-Demand Physical Activity Resources


Meditation & Mindfulness Resources

Virtual Experiences

Other Resources