On March 11, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. The disease is caused by a novel coronavirus that first emerged in December 2019. This pandemic is having a profound effect on people around the world as healthcare systems fight to tend to increasing numbers of patients, and communities work to slow the spread of the disease through social distancing.
Though the Arab American Civic Council is not a public health organization, we recognize that we must all support each other during this time by sharing resources and best practices in order to support the most vulnerable in our community.
For this reason we developed a resource guide, with the help of our partner organizations and many many volunteers, for the public to use. The guide includes local resources with material translated to Arabic, in order to get access to information about unemployment, support for small businesses, relief for undocumented workers, list of service providers, and much more.
Thanks to our partner organizations (Palestinian Youth Movement, Yalla Indivisible, OC Poverty Alleviation Coalition) and the many volunteers who helped create this resource guide. The guide will be updated on a regular basis.