Updated on 1/8/2021
The Center is proud to provide community with FREE COVID-19 Testing Mondays and Tuesdays from 5 p.m.- 7 p.m on the side of 1015 20th Street. No appointment is necessary. Please socially distance and wear your face masks! Results will be emailed between 48-72 hours directly from provider. Register in advance to skip the lines here.
Check out groups meeting safely during COVID-19 at saccenter.org/weekly-schedule.
For more than 40 years the Center has supported the health and wellness of the most marginalized. We understand there is increasing concern amid the Coronavirus outbreak and we want to assure you that the health and safety of our clients, staff, and community are of paramount importance. We are closely monitoring the situation and following the advice of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the State and County Departments of Public Health.
At the beginning of the pandemic, the Center made the decision to cancel/postpone all in-person gatherings indefinitely, including our annual Sacramento Pride Festival and March. To read our full statement please click here.
While our physical space is closed, we want to assure you that we are still here to support you. We are very proud of our dedicated team who has diligently worked to operationalize remote service delivery, virtual activities, and a handful of in-person services.
- Community Resource Navigation remains available for seniors, people experiencing homelessness, those living with HIV, and others in need, Information and referrals are available Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. by calling (916) 442-0185 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Sexual health and HIV/STI testing information is available by calling (916) 442-0185 ext. 109 or email@example.com. While social distancing 6-feet away from one another is recommended, free condom and lube packs are available outside the entry of the Center or you can order them for home delivery from our free P3 mail order program.
- Q-Spot Youth Center staff will be available for support and referrals 5-days a week 12-6 p.m. at (916) 287-7171 or firstname.lastname@example.org. They also offer emergency drive-through/pick-up services. We’ve also launched a new online queer youth platform on Discord. For more information please email email@example.com.
- Our shelter, transitional living home, and host homes will remain open and continue to provide 24-hour care to LGBTQ+ youth experiencing homelessness with remote case management.
- Crime Victim Emergency Services including shelter, counseling, or legal resources are available at (916) 287-7171 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Bilingual Services in Spanish and Transgender Support are available by calling (916) 442-0185 ext. 114 or email@example.com
- Our Peer Support Groups have been meeting online via the Zoom video conferencing platform. For our most up dated schedule please visit https://saccenter.org/weekly-schedule
The virus mainly spreads between people who are in close contact with one another (within 6 feet) when an infected person coughs or sneezes and respiratory droplets from that person land in the mouth or nose or are possibly inhaled into the lungs of another person. It may also be possible that a person can get the virus by touching something that has the virus on it and then touching their mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but experts don’t believe this is the main way the virus spreads and not enough is known about how long the virus can live on surfaces.
The public health community is unified in the understanding that there are a number of basic precautions we can all take to prevent illness. These include:
- If you are sick, especially if you have a fever, are coughing or sneezing or are experiencing shortness of breath, please stay home and contact your medical provider. If you do not have a healthcare provider, you can contact the Center for a list of LGBTQ-affirming medical providers in the region.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or into your elbow.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Wash your hands frequently, for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water is not available, use alcohol based hand gel that is at least 60% alcohol.
- Cover your mouth when you cough with your elbow, and don’t touch your face, eyes, or mouth (event at home).
Though these actions have been difficult decisions, we’re inspired by so many in our community who have offered to help and shared information. We will continue to assess the health risks and guidance from public health authorities with the goal of restarting all programs as soon as it is safe to do so. We are committed to keeping your Center and the LGBTQ+ community safe and healthy and will continue to keep you informed. Thank you for your patience and please take care of yourselves and each other. We look forward to connecting again very soon!
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