Gather Your Facts from Credible Information Sources
- Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
- World Health Organization (WHO)
- California Department of Public Health
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:
- Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741
- National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
- SAMHSA National Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP
- Disaster Distress Helpline: Call 1-800-985-5990 or text ‘TalkWithUs’ to 66746
- Available 24-hrs a day and is answered by trained crisis counselors who can support
you or someone you care about who may be feeling distress related to the coronavirus.
- Available 24-hrs a day and is answered by trained crisis counselors who can support you or someone you care about who may be feeling distress related to the coronavirus.
Child NutritionRedlands 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
- 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.
- Boxed lunches provided 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
- Methodist Church 1 E. Olive Redlands
- Corner of Stuart and Orange, Downtown Redlands
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.
- Talking to Kids about Coronavirus
- Just for Kids: A Comic Exploring the New Coronavirus -
- Help Kids Manage Anxiety around Coronavirus (4 Expert Video)
Free On-Demand Physical Activity Resources
- Online Yoga and Meditation Classes
- CorePower on Demand
- Women's Health Magazine Workouts
- Men's Journal 8 At-Home Workouts
- Blogilates At Home Pilates and Barre Workouts
- Fitness Marshall At-Home Dance Workouts
- POPSUGAR At-Home Workout Channel
- Just Dance Workout Videos
Meditation & Mindfulness Resources
- Mindful USC
- Meditation Apps - Calm, Headspace, Aura
- Controlling Coronavirus Anxiety
- Just Breathe: 9 Tips for Managing Stress During the COVID-19 Pandemic
- Help Your Family De-Stress During Coronavirus Uncertainty
- CDC Guidance for Managing Anxiety and Stress
- Virtual Museum Tours
- Virtual National Park Tours
- Virtual Tour of Mars -
- Live Feed of Monterey Bay Aquarium
- Live Feed of the San Diego Zoo
- Nightly Opera Stream
- Animal Conservation at San Diego Zoo