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 kiko-barr@carcd.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 hereupdated 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.