In Times of Crisis, We Gather: COVID-19 Resources

Community continues to anchor us during these overwhelming and unsettling times. As contracted arts workers and administrators across the sector are deeply impacted by event and program cancelations and building closures, emergency funds and mutual aid resources have been crucial in supporting those in financial need.

Like many organizations in the Bay Area, SOMArts has been working diligently to stay up to date with COVID-19 announcements and protocols in order to prioritize the safety of our community.

Below is a list of resources compiled by organizers throughout the Bay to help during this time:

COVID–19 Testing Sites and Resources
San Francisco testing sites
510 Families, testing sites in East Bay

Digital COVID–19 Vaccination Record

General Resources
COVID-19 Resource List, Bay Area focused
COVID-19 & Freelance Artist Resources
One Degree San COVID-19 Resource Guide
Relief for Undocumented Workers
California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance Resources for Undocumented People
COVID-19 Resources for Indigenous Peoples

Family and Student Resources
Free Lunch and Supper during SFUSD closure
Teaching/ Learning/ Wellness Resources
How seniors can stay virtually connected with loved ones
COVID-19 Safety Tips for Senior Drivers

Mental Health
Taking care of your mental health in the face of uncertainty
Mental Health Association of San Francisco COVID-19 Resources

Relief Funds
Safety Net Fund
Arts and Culture Leaders of Color Emergency Fund
UNTITLED, Art Emergency Relief Fund
SF Arts & Artists Relief Fund
Creator’s Fund
Bay Area Arts Workers Relief Fund

Image credit: Making a Scene opening reception, 2015. Photography courtesy of Claire Stacy