COVID-19 Resources

Public Health Guidance

With constant Covid 19 virus-related news and many sources of information, it is a challenge to know what is valid and useful. County health departments are the”go to” source for local data and recommendations in California. The State of California is issuing orders and guidance to flatten the curve of infections. The CDC and WHO have excellent materials on safe practices.

California County Health Departments

California Department of Public Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

World Health Organization


Village Communications and Resources

Village leaders are rapidly adapting their operations to meet the needs of older adults during the COVID-19 pandemic.  They understand that building connections during a time of physical distancing is crucial for village members’ health and well-being.  Villages across California have made thousands of calls to check in on members and assure them that they can depend on the village community. Many villages are sending daily updates to their volunteers and members. Nearly all villages have moved their programs online and taught members how to access web based platforms.

Ashby Village Guidance for Members and Volunteers

NEXT VillageSF Member and Volunteer Email

Pasadena Village Member and Volunteer Email

San Francisco Village Community Letter 

Sausalito Village “Tips of the Day” 

San Clemente Village Service Waiver

Villages of San Mateo County Community Letter


Weekly Zoom Calls: Villages Respond to COVID-19

Village Movement California is convening village leaders to share information and learn about best practices in a rapidly evolving context.

March 9 Video-Recording – How Villages Are Responding to COVID-19

March 18 Video-Recording – How to Use the Zoom Platform

March 18 PowerPoint Slides – How to Use the Zoom Platform

March 25 Video-Recording – Volunteers

March 25 PowerPoint Slides – Volunteers

April 1 Video-Recording – Online Programs

April 1 PowerPoint Slides – Online Programs

April 8 Video-Recording – Fund Development

April 8 PowerPoint Slides – Fund Development During COVID-19

April 15 Video-Recording – COVID-19 and Medicare Scams

April 15 PowerPoint Slides – COVID-19 and Medicare Scams

April 22 PowerPoint Slides – Community Resilience

May 20 Video-Recording – What’s Next? Navigating California’s Re-Opening

Additional Resources

Our nation’s experts and innovators are writing excellent pieces on a range of topics. Village Movement California is curating articles and resources related to villages’ work.

California AARP coronavirus page features downloadable Covid Resource Cards in multiple languages

AARP weekly “tele-town” halls

Administration for Community Living  COVID-19 page

CARES Act Paycheck Protection Program and SBA approved lenders

SAGEUSA’s SageConnect an online platform to connect older and younger LGBT adults during the pandemic

Senior Medicare Patrol COVID-19 Fraud Alert Fact Sheet

ChaiVIllageLA members toast another successful outing

Member Spotlight


ChaiVillageLA is the first synagogue-based village in the country, a bold partnership of two cutting-edge Reform synagogues — Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills and Temple Isaiah — to challenge their congregants to rethink their paradigms of aging and use their accumulated experience, talents, wisdom and creativity to build a community of mutual respect, support, caring and concern. In ChaiVillageLA there is no distinction between members and volunteers. Rather, all members are expected to contribute approximately four hours per month to the health and vitality of the community. Service can be in a variety of forms, including serving on a committee, working in the office, organizing an interest group or program, or providing assistance to a fellow member.