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Resource List

Online gathering of resources to help Nevada County residents and small business owners weather the COVID virus-related storm of uncertainty.

This list is a community effort. Thank you to the Nevada County crowdsourcers who have been coalescing data!

Disclaimer: This website is a convenient place to access Nevada County information during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Please understand the information about local stores & services as what is known at the time of listing.

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People Power

Every bit helps. When you cancel or postpone an appointment or entertainment event, call to ask how to make a stay-afloat donation.

Shelter in Place Support

Food, Groceries & Restaurants

Online ordering, groceries delivered to your door, Grass Valley & Nevada City restaurant hours and curbside services, meals for students, food for Nevada County families in need, WIC, CalFresh Disaster Response, Ablecarts & more.

211 Connecting Point

211 Connecting Point is a resource and information hub that connects people with community programs and services through a searchable web page and 24/7 local call center. Residents can call 2-1-1 or 1-833-DIAL211 to connect to a wide variety of community resources, including the latest COVID-19 information. Cleaning recommendations, community clinics, curbside pick-up & food delivery, finance & business, food distribution, grocery stores, guidelines (Federal & State, State of California, testing, transportation, updates & info., utilities.

Subscribe to 211 Text Updates – Receive a text message whenever new verified local information or resources emerge. Just text NCCORONA to 898211.

Click here for Volunteer opportunities & needs

Delivery & Care

Gold Country Community Services – essential programs that meet the basic needs of seniors living in Western Nevada County


PG&E, NID & Waste Management


Virtual Urgent Care

Free virtual urgent care visits for patients experiencing mild to moderate COVID-19 symptoms – Virtual Care Anywhere | Virtual Care Anywhere Apple app | Virtual Care Anywhere app in Google Play store | call 855-356-8053 – use the coupon code: COVID- (the $35 services fee is waived for patients with COVID symptoms)

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HELP – Sew masks for the hospital!

Drive-Through Testing at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital

A fax from your Doctor is required for access to testing. SNMH will call you with an appointment time.

3/17/20 – KVMR General Manager Ali Lightfoot speaks with Dr. Brian Evans, President/CEO at Dignity Health Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital about how our local health care system is handling the testing & treatment of COVID-19.

For Medicare & Medicaid Service Providers

Medicare Free-for Service (FFS) Response to the Public Health Emergency on the Coronavirus (COVID-19)


COVID-19:  We’re here to help with our Emergency Relief Program­ for members. Waiving fees | Payment deferrals | Low-rate personal loans | CARES Economic Impact Payments

Pet Care

Curbside Service/Drop off for ALL appointments effective immediately. You can call us when you arrive at the parking lot, we will come out to take a history, bring your pet in to evaluate/treat, and we will return your pet to you at your car afterwards. You will wait in your car during the appointment/treatments and we will communicate with you as needed throughout the process. Our staff can take payment at your car or over the phone following the appointment. Consider a telemedicine appointment ($35) if your pet has been seen by one of our veterinarian in the past 12 months.  Mother Lode Veterinary Hospital 11509 La Barr Meadows Road Grass Valley, CA 95949 (530) 272-6651

Online Physical Fitness

Online fitness classes in Grass Valley & Roseville (Facebook, Zoom, Vimeo)

Home Entertainment

Animals/zoos, crafts, watch parties, concerts & more

NEVADA COUNTY COMMUNITY COLORING BOOK – Local artist created black and white artwork of local scenes.

A box of these out in front of the print shop for the foreseeable future. Swing by and grab one or a couple! Feel free to send me a few $$ (via PayPal to or just take them for free. 🙂

Grass Valley Printers contact:
536 Brunswick Rd, Grass Valley


Distance Learning Resources

Adobe, Kahn, KVIE, PBS, University Classes, Smithsonian Exhibitions, Free Audible audiobooks for kids, virtual art museum tours, and more.

Video Communication Tools


Make Masks for the hospital (instruciton included), Inerfaith Food Ministry & Phone Reassurance

Online Social

Virtual Shop & Support Local – Nevada County, CA – This page is for everyone in Nevada County who could use some support due to calls for social distancing or reduced staffing levels. If you have a special ask, advice, tip or good news story, please share it. Most of all, be nice! We are all in this together.

Resources for Artists

Nevada County Arts CouncilResources for the Creative Community – Whether you are looking for comfort, inspiration or practical guidance, we are here to help.

City of Grass Valley

Who is open in downtown Grass Valley – page updated daily

City of Nevada City

The City is issuing an emergency order effective through May 31, 2020, (or until the expiration of any extension by Governor Newsom of his Executive Order No. N-28-20), preventing landlords from evicting residential and commercial tenants for nonpayment of rent due to financial impacts of COVID-19.

Nevada County Programs

SBA, small business loans, transportation, WIC, MyNevadaCounty resources, employer guidelines, and more

State of California Programs

Restaurant industry, loans, small business support, unemployment, disaster relief and more.

Federal Programs

FEMA, Federal Reserve & Tahoe National Forest

COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Community Mobility Reports – a new website that uses anonymous location data collected from users of Google products and services to show the level of social distancing taking place in various locations. The site will show population data trends of six categories: Retail and recreation, grocery and pharmacy, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential. 

Nevada County ARCGIS Map

Desktop | Mobile

Other Business Development Tools

Made in California PODCAST – The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) offers a range of services to business owners including: attraction, retention and expansion services, site selection, permit streamlining, clearing of regulatory hurdles, small business assistance, international trade development, assistance with state government, and much more.