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COVID-19 Resources • Southwest Conservation Corps

Colorado Resources

Below is a list of resources specific to our Southwest Conservation Corps offices based out of Durango and Salida. For members and interns affected by COVID-19 changes including remote work, suspensions, season postponements, and exits, hopefully this resource can assist during these unprecedented times.

Please don't hesitate to reach out to program staff with questions - we are here to help!

This is not an endorsement by SCC or Conservation Legacy. This is meant only as a source of further information for members and interns affected by COVID-19.


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Colorado Department of Public Health and EnvironmentWebsite
Colorado call line for general COVID-19 questions: 303.389.1687 or 1.877.462.2911
COVID-19 Information and ResourcesCOVID-19 ResourcesResources organized by community, food assistance, unemployment, and more. Dial 211 to learn more about the situation and about what resources are available across the state.
Colorado Dept. of EducationWebsiteSchool resources
Colorado state-specific information on COVID-19WebsiteRegularly updated with new information about the spread of COVID-19 in CO.
Free or Low-Cost InternetWebsiteSome Internet Service Providers have responded with new or improved discount broadband plans that will only be available for a short time; others continue to offer plans that were created prior to the crisis.
Southwest Colorado Disaster AssistanceWebsiteThis website and group was used during the 416 fire, but now they are focusing on helping people during COVID-19. People can apply for assistance through the website.


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Durango Mutual AidRelief FormFill out this document to request assistance or sign up to volunteer
Durango Food BankFood bank Facebook pageDistributing food to any resident in need through a Drive-Up format on Tuesdays from 10-3. You do not need any paperwork to receive food. "The line may be long, but we are streamlining the process to ensure vehicles move through the line as quickly as possible."
Free hot mealManna Kitchen Facebook PageManna Soup Kitchen serves free hot meals 9am-11am. Located at 1100 Avenida del Sol.
Emergency Housing(970) 259-1086Call this number to reach Housing Solutions of SW Colorado: receive assistance with utility payment vouchers, emergency housing bridge funds, temporary housing
DGO Volunteer FB GroupFacebook PageFacebook group with listings of way to help and volunteer locally
Stand Together Durango FB GroupFacebook GroupCommunity group intended to disseminate information and support to community members
NextDoor appWebsiteSign up for your local neighborhood NextDoor to see more specific local resources and ways to help
DGO Farmers MarketFacebook PageStill open and operating, with extra precautions in place. Get fresh local fruits and veggies. Support local farmers!
COVID-19 Video SeriesWebsiteThe City of Durango will broadcast a Community Update video series about recent changes in our region due to COVID-19


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COVID-19 Info in Salida
City of Salida WebsiteCOVID-19 info, latest info from Chaffee County Health Dept., emergency relief fund
Chaffee Resources
WebsiteHealth & Wellness Resources
Salida Food PantriesWebsiteA comprehensive list of food assistance programs in Salida. Food pantries and subsidized groceries
Chaffee County Public HealthWebsitePublic health orders, Stay at Home FAQs, and other resources
Chaffee County's COVID-19 pageFacebook PageThe most up to date information regarding the outbreak across the county
People Helping People - Chaffee CountyFacebook PageNot COVID-19 specific, but a mutual aid page to offer or ask for assistance in the community
Drive-Up COVID-19 Testing in SalidaArticleBeginning March 21, 2020, the test site will be at 10165 County Road 120 in Salida and will be supported by members of the Colorado National Guard and Chaffee County Public Health.

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