COVID-19 Response and Resources

Updated March 25 

We will continue to update this page as new information comes in.


The health and welfare of our students, faculty and the Richmond/East Bay community is utmost on our minds during this time of the COVID-19 outbreak. We have been carefully monitoring the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the Contra Costa Health Services updates and recommendations. 


East Bay Center has decided to close its main site beginning March 13. All East Bay Center concerts and events during this period have also been canceled. 

While the Center remains closed to in-person instruction and events, we are working to sustain continuity of care for the most impacted among our students and families – and in Richmond as a community. 

This is what we are doing: 

  • Instruction: Our 65 faculty and 24 staff are working to deliver remote activities and instruction for all our current 3,500 local school children and our 500 main site students. As we adapt materials and technology, our goal is to provide content to the local school district population of 32,000 students and 1,300 teachers. As we adapt materials and technology, our goal is to provide content to the local school district population of 32,000 students and 1,300 teachers.
  • Basic Needs: We remain focused on meeting basic needs, staying in contact, helping to connect needs with resources, providing mental and emotional health support, along with tutoring and academic assistance while schools remain closed. 
  • Community Partnerships: We are working closely and assisting school district personnel to implement a task force with city, county, and local CBO partners to address the challenges of the schools' most vulnerable families.
  • Staff are available: All key Center staff members are equipped and set up to work remotely for as long as needed, ensuring that our operations continue uninterrupted.
  • The big picture: We are keenly aware of how our community is experiencing increased  burdens of economic hardship and stress during the pandemic crisis. The Center is actively joining with local partners to address the challenge of underlying conditions and systemic inequities and we are resolved to get through this together.

Thank you for your support during this time. Throughout the days and weeks of this global outbreak, our community’s well-being is our number one concern. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.


Community and Emergency Resources

We will continue to update this list of community resources. Last Updated: 3/25/2020

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24/7 California Peer-run Warm Line:

Peer Support & Resource Referral

Call: (855) 845 - 7415

Chat online: mentalhealthsf.org

Contra Costa Health Services: 

Questions about COVID-19 shelter-in-place- 

8 AM - 5 PM: Call (844) 729 - 8410

Spanish and English   

Contra Costa Crisis Center: 

Resources & Emotional Support

Call 211 or text "HOPE" to 20121


Food Resources

Food Bank of Contra Costa & Solano: Multiple locations for food assistance and community produce.


WCCUSD Free Student Meal Pick-ups

Monday - Friday from 11 AM - 1 PM

For youth under age of 18, regardless of the school they attend or socioeconomic status.

Pinole Valley High School
2900 Pinole Valley Road, Pinole, CA 94564

De Anza High School
5000 Valley View Road, Richmond, CA 94803

Richmond High School
250 – 23rd Street, Richmond, CA 94804

Kennedy High School
4300 Cutting Blvd., Richmond, CA 94804

Helms Middle School
2500 Road 20, San Pablo, CA 94806

DeJean Middle School
3400 Macdonald Ave., Richmond, CA 94805

Montalvin Elementary School
300 Christine Drive, San Pablo, CA 94806

Riverside Elementary School
1300 Amador Street, San Pablo, CA 94806

Nystrom Elementary School
230 Harbour Way South, Richmond, CA 94804



Official Updates + Resources