Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates and Resources

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates and Resources2022-05-03T14:28:13-07:00

Updated on 3/31/2022

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Walk-ins are welcome, please call (916) 442-0185 to see availability.

The Center is proud to provide community with two types of COVID testing:

PCR COVID testing takes around 48-72 hours to receive your results 

Rapid COVID testing takes around 15 minutes to receive results

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What we’re doing about COVID

COVID-19 Message 

For more than 40 years the Center has supported the health and wellness of the most marginalized. With the continuation of the pandemic and newly arising variants, 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) the State and County Departments of Public Health. 

With the FDA-Approval of the Pfizer Vaccine and authorization for ages 5 and up, we’re encouraging everyone in the Sacramento community to get vaccinated.  

 

COVID-19 Vaccination Manager Info and Resources: 

If you would like to make an appointment please contact our COVID-19 Vaccination Manager, Hosna Mohabbat at: 

 
Phone: (916)-572-7960 (call/text) 

(916)-442-0185 ext 127 

 
Email: hosna.mohabbat@saccenter.org 

Tired of carrying around a physical copy? Gain access to your digital vaccine record today! 

Vaccinations save lives, when you get vaccinated you’re less likely to: 

Get COVID-19 

Experience severe symptoms or hospitalization if you are infected 

Spread illness to vulnerable loved ones and community members 

The more vaccinated our community is, the safer we’ll all be, and the closer we will be to ending this pandemic. 

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 

Ways you can protect yourself and others in preventing illness include: 

GET VACCINATED: Everyone ages 5 and up is eligible to receive 1st/2nd doses of the COVID-19 Vaccine. Everyone ages 12 and up is eligible to receive the booster shot for COVID-19 

Get regularly tested to keep yourself and loved ones safe  

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms:  

  • Fever 
  • Cough 
  • Runny nose 
  • 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/sneeze 

Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth 

Wash/sanitize your hands frequently  

Disinfect your phone and other commonly touched items. 

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! 

If you have additional questions, concerns, or would like to recommend resources for this page, please email  jason.alviar@saccenter.org 

How to Support the Center during COVID

The Sacramento LGBT Community Center is committed to supporting the health and wellness of the most marginalized and we intend to continue that work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hundreds of people depend on us each week for support and we cannot let them down. Our community has always been resilient in difficult times and while we may change the way we do business as we rise to the challenge of this pandemic to serve our community, we will never close our doors and walk away.

Through all of this, many of you are asking how you can make the deepest impact on our community in this time of need. The short answer right now is if you can donate, please do. We cannot do this without you.

DONATE NOW

We are especially mindful of the social isolation many of our clients are experiencing and are doing everything we can to stay connected.  For our events, we are closely monitoring the directives of the CDC, Public Health Departments, and the City of Sacramento to ensure the health and wellness of all potential guests as our number one priority. 

Please help now if you can. We are a strong and resilient community when we work together.  I will keep you informed on Center services and you can visit our website, Facebook, and Instagram feeds for regular updates. 

 

 

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 marcy.basila@saccenter.org

Sexual health and HIV/STI testing information is available by calling (916) 442-0185 ext. 109. 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 are available for support and referrals at (916) 287-7171 or jesse.archer@saccenter.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 youth@saccenter.org

Ourshelter, 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) 442-0185 x115 or alexis.sanchez@saccenter.org

Bilingual Services in Spanish and Transgender Support are available by calling 
(916) 442-0185 ext. 122 or Jose.vega@saccenter.org 

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 Latest Public Health Updates

Equality California

Equality California (EQCA)  brings the voices of LGBTQ+ people and allies to institutions of power in California and across the United States, striving to create a world that is healthy, just, and fully equal for all LGBTQ+ people. We advance civil rights and social justice by inspiring, advocating, and mobilizing through an inclusive movement that works tirelessly on behalf of those we serve. For over 20 years, Equality California has led the Golden State’s fight for LGBTQ+ civil rights and social justice. Originally founded in 1999 as the California Alliance for Pride and Equality (CAPE), we became Equality California in 2003 then merged with Marriage Equality California in 2004 into what ultimately became the nation’s largest statewide LGBTQ+ civil rights organization.

COVID-19 LGBTQ+ Help Center

Latest CA Updates

Get Tested

Get Vaccinated

Resources for folx who are sheltering in place

Many businesses and nonprofits are making the decision to allow, or require, staff to work from home in order to slow the spread of COVID-19. There are a number of resources available to help teams to communicate and function smoothly and keep work on track as much as possible, while you adapt to these changes.

Cisco Webex

Remote Work Tools

Open for Business Hub

Webcams:

94 Different Animal Webcams from around the world: https://explore.org/livecams

Penguins!: https://www.montereybayaquarium.org/animals/live-cams/penguin-cam/

Sea Otters: https://t.co/TJtzzLb2wJ

Jellyfish at Monterey Bay Aquarium: https://youtu.be/2gHKDHmgVlU

San Diego Zoo Webcams (Baboons, penguins, pandas, koalas, apes, polar bears, giraffes, owls, elephants, condors and tigers): https://zoo.sandiegozoo.org/live-cams

Georgia Aquarium (Jellyfish, penguins, belugas, sea lions, sea otters, puffins): https://www.georgiaaquarium.org/webcam/ocean-voyager/

zooborns.com

Kitten Cam: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNvpypnY3IU

Wild bears fishing in Alaska: https://youtu.be/3T45Dn_RYpc

Virtual Tours:

12 virtual tours of famous museums: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhXe_dMfHSw

Take a tour of Yellowstone National Park: https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/photosmultimedia/virtualtours.htm

Take a tour of Yosemite: https://www.virtualyosemite.org/

Tour Great Wall of China: https://www.thechinaguide.com/destination/great-wall-of-china

Check out the surface of Mars! https://accessmars.withgoogle.com/#

Museum of Natural History: https://naturalhistory.si.edu/visit/virtual-tour

A virtual roller coaster: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cz_c6WTyxwo

Virtual tour of four National Parks in the U.S: https://www.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/national-parks/virtual-national-parks-tours

Podcasts:

Making Gay History: Listen here.

The Queer Witch: Listen here.

Good books:

New York public library has made all books free! https://www.nypl.org/about/remote-resources

Go to your local public libraries website and get an online library card. This will give you access to lots of online books and magazines.

bell hooks’ All About Love. Link: http://wtf.tw/ref/hooks.pdf

Many classic books are available for free here: https://www.gutenberg.org/

Music we’re loving/Online Concerts:

Hundreds of tiny desk concerts: https://www.npr.org/series/tiny-desk-concerts/

Indigo Girls Live Concert, Q & A: Watch here.

 Crafting/Trying New Skills:

How to knit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WY7kQ3dvXeI

Drawing 101: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TntR8sb-UMc

How to build a house of cards: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhXe_dMfHSw

Live Art Classes-1 pm on weekdays: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30DCOgTGn_o

Brit + Co: Free Crafting Classes with code “SELFCARE”: https://classes.brit.co/learn/

Learn basic sewing skills–pdf files on how to do almost anything https://www.sewing.org/

Learn how to do origami! Here’s a PDF of an entire origami book: https://csea.fyc-vidin.org/materials/Origami-near%20300%20project.pdf

Learn how to make cheese at home: Home Cheesemaking – USDA NIFA

Learn how to can food: Canning 101: How to Can Food for Beginners (a Complete …

Learn how to compost and start yourself a great garden: https://archive.epa.gov/wastes/conserve/tools/greenscapes/web/pdf/compost-guide.pdf

Learn about astronomy and cosmology!

 Simple Recipes:

Quick Chili Mac https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/quick-chili-mac/

Chocolate Chip Pancakes with Cinnamon Honey Syrup https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/chocolate-chip-pancakes-with-cinnamon-honey-syrup/

Very Vanilla French Toast https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/very-vanilla-french-toast/

Quick Pork Chili https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/quick-pork-chili/

Cream Cheese and Chives Omelet https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/cream-cheese-chive-omelet/

Homemade Guacamole https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/homemade-guacamole/

Easy Cake Mix Bars https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/easy-cake-mix-bars/

Online Cooking Classes!: https://www.177milkstreet.com/school/classes/online-classes

13 Super Easy Meals Teens Can Make Themselves https://www.marthastewart.com/1505773/13-super-easy-meals-teens-can-make-themselves

Health and Wellness:

Cardio Dance Class: https://www.trill.fit/

Guided Meditations: https://www.getahelmet.co/offerings

EVERYBODY Gym: Group Wellness -$5 live web-based classes from a radically inclusive, body positive space, to move, strengthen, and heal — everybodylosangeles.com

Blog: Let’s Queer Things Up by Sam Dylan Finch. Created by a queer and trans author, this blog provides resources for learning more perspectives, tools, and tricks to tackle your mental health and self-care routines. https://letsqueerthingsup.com/

Youtube Channel: The ASMR Prince. ASMR Channel specifically fro queer, trans, questioning people, and trauma survivors. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVcOPETWNEIvOThSTf-ohnQ

How to manage stress and addiction during the COVID-19 pandemic

Community Discussion:

Q Chat Space (https://www.qchatspace.org/) (structured, facilitated conversations (10 weekly))

Trevor Space https://www.trevorspace.org/ (for youth, social networking site)

The Lounge (Gender Spectrum – for non-cis youth): https://genderspectrum.org/lounge/ (has “channels” for youth, parents, and professionals; social networking)

AVEN (for ace folks – not just youth): https://www.asexuality.org/ (forum)

 Resources to encourage pride in our LGBTQ+ identities:

Outwords: https://theoutwordsarchive.org/

Project Contrast: https://projectcontrast.org/

Other creative ideas:

Chalk messages of encouragement on the sidewalk

Kindness rocks (https://www.thekindnessrocksproject.com/)

Journaling

Scrapbooking

Organizing all those photos you’ve been meaning to!

Other Resources