Keep Well

How to stay healthy

We encourage our community to stay healthy during the pandemic, and to engage in good practices that reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19.  Here are some awesome resources for your general health.


Oh SNAP Food Pantry is fully operational. Please check the website for hours of operation and other information:

If you are not currently in Humboldt County and need assistance with Calfresh or finding food resources in your area please email us!!

Cooking classes/gardening classes are available! Please follow us on instagram (hsuohsnap) or sign up for our newsletter for more information!

Anyone (not just Humboldt students) can receive support on Calfresh enrollment, Medi-Cal access, or other basic needs information. If you are looking for CalFresh support, or questions about Medi-Cal. You can book a time to meet with someone via Zoom. Please using this link to book a meeting:

If you are struggling with meeting basic needs, check out the Basic Needs Initiative for assistance with food, emergency housing, and other resources.

The Peer Health Education Program will be offering digital events, tips, and tools all to help keep your mind and body healthy. Follow them on instagram @hsuphe or check out their website

25 items to have in your
pantry during this pandemic

How to stay mentally resilient

Here are some resources to help you stay mentally resilient:

In general, practice good self-care and find ways to live according to your values and goals. Pay attention to how your thoughts and attitudes in any given moment are impacting your mood and overall well-being.  For example, are they helping you to be resilient, balanced, and relatively productive-OR-are they causing anxiety, feelings of depression and “stuckness?”  Talk with others, connect.  It is normal to have ebbs and flows with your mood and productivity levels but if you get “stuck” in a dark space for an uncomfortably long time, consider reaching out to get help (such as from a counselor at CAPS). If you are doing well, think about passing along tips to your friends and family members.  We are all in this together and will get through this together.

Never hold back when you need some help!

  • Visit Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) to learn more about counseling and wellbeing services that you can access. CAPS continues to offer individual appointments (by Zoom or phone). Just call 707.826.3236 or email if you are interested in scheduling an appointment.  Receptionists are available between 9 am-12 pm and 1-4 pm Monday through Friday.
  • The Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services is also providing support related to COVID-19. Their professional staff are available if you are feeling anxious, worried, or depressed related to the current health crisis and need someone to talk to. Reach out for support by calling 707-268-2999, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Active Minds (a student led and nationwide mental health advocacy organization for higher education) has good resources on their website: 

Below are a few useful articles and resources that we recommend:

Lisa Turay, CAPS Therapist, on Grounding Techniques during COVID

Grounding Techniques


FACE COVID – How To Respond Effectively To The Corona Crisis

How to stay fit

Trying to find a way to stay fit at home? Don’t fret! Here are some great resources to help you get started.

For those who do better in a communal space, the Student Recreation Center (SRC) is open and operational.  Local gyms, such as Health Sport and The Club are also open for business.  Be sure to mask and practice good COVID-19 mitigation strategies.

How to stay connected/entertained

How to stay financially healthy

 The Financial Aid Office may be able to help!