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How COVID-19 is Changing the Way We Work

At Cal Wellness, the health and wellness of California communities are top concerns. As we all navigate the changing circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to assure you that we will remain responsive to you and will continue our grantmaking to support community needs. So, how are we working to address this public health threat?

Changing the Way We Work

Like many of you, we’re tracking public health recommendations on workplace practices to inform decisions that will help ensure the health and safety of our staff. To do our part to slow the spread of the virus, we’ve implemented several social distancing practices. Specifically, we are:

  • Suspending all business travel by plane, train or other high-density transportation,
  • Conducting virtual grantee site visits in place of in-person ones,
  • Not attending large events in our roles as Cal Wellness staff, and
  • Working from home while our offices are temporarily closed through Friday, April 17.

We'll remain open for business though we are temporarily working remotely. 

For those of you who are able, we urge you to consider examining your own workplace practices and sharing information with your staff on behavior that protect health and wellness.

If you are a grantee and have any questions, please reach out to us through info [at], which we will be checking daily.

We’re Responding to Community Needs

We know COVID-19 is a public health crisis that’s impacting families, businesses and communities across California. We’re asking community partners what’s needed and then moving resources to organizations mobilizing efforts across the state. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions or to share your ideas on how we can work together to support health and wellness during this turbulent time.

Reliable Resources for Information 

Information on COVID-19 and related public health guidance is rapidly changing. Please refer to the following resources to stay informed:

CDC: Steps to Prevent Illness

Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19

Which Groups Are Most at Risk from the Coronavirus?

COVID-19: In charts and maps

The Do’s and Don’ts of “Social Distancing”

Supporting Targeted Communities

One disturbing result of the COVID-19 pandemic has been an increase in racist and xenophobic attitudes toward Asian-Americans. This reaction is an expression of fear, and it’s an issue that that we all need to be aware of and address. We’ve found the following resources to be educational:

As Coronavirus Spreads, So Does Xenophobia and Anti-Asian Racism

When Xenophobia Spread Like a Virus

How COVID-19 Coronavirus Is Uncovering Anti-Asian Racism

For more, please follow us on our social channels, Facebook and Twitter, as we continue to share updates and resources as news develops.

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