We have compiled some resources that will be useful to RCDs during the COVID-19 crisis. We know that the issues that RCDs are facing are complex and unprecedented—please don't hesitate to contact CARCD if you have any questions.
Monthly District Manager Calls
CARCD hosted a twice monthly COVID-19 call for District Managers/Executive Directors to share stories and best practices. These calls have ended. Please contact Kiko Barr at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are a DM/ED and would like to attend the monthly DM calls that are on rotating topics.
- General Information
CA Governor’s Office — Most Up-to-Date Press Releases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — Guidance for Business & Employers
State of California — COVID-19 Resources
- Resource Conservation Districts
CA Special Districts Association – Executive Order Provides Brown Act Flexibility for Board Meetings
California Special District Association — COVID-19 Resources
National Association of Conservation Districts — COVID-19 Resources
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Watershed Restoration Grants Branch (WRGB) has developed a Frequently Asked Questions document addressing questions and concerns regarding the COVID-19 emergency and potential impacts on restoration grants. Find the current version of the FAQ here, updated versions will be posted on the WRGB page.
- Employers & Employees
CA Work Force Development Agency — Guidance Documents for Employers
CA Department of Education — Guidance for Child Care in the Event of School Closures
U.S. Department of Labor — Employee Rights Under Families First Coronavirus Response Act
- Performing Essential Services and Working in the Field
Cyber and Infrastructure Security Agency — Identifying Critical Infrastructure
Governor’s Forest Management Task Force — Guidance for State of California Supported Vegetation Management Activities
CAL FIRE — COVID-19 Grant Project FAQ
San Mateo RCD — Field Protocol During the COVID-19 Emergency
- Resources for Producers
Cattleman’s Association — Frequently Asked Questions for CA Ranchers
California Department of Food and Agriculture — COVID-19 Resources
U.S. Department of Agriculture — COVID-19 Resources
Community Alliance with Family Farmers — COVID-19 Resources
Eco-Farm – Farmers & Food Systems during COVID-19
National Young Farmers Coalition – COVID-19 Response
NCAT/ATTRA – COVID-19 Response
The USDA guide outlines resources available for rural residents, businesses and communities in the areas of technical assistance; financial assistance; and state and local assistance.
CDFA released its latest guidelines for farmers markets to keep communities safe during the COVID-19 crisis. Read the update here.