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COVID-19 Curry County Town Hall meeting #2

What happens after a positive test result?

On Sept. 22, 2021, Wild Rivers Community Foundation sponsored a virtual town hall style meeting to address questions and concerns about a COVID-19 pandemic surge in Curry County, Oregon. The Zoom meeting featured community and health leaders for the purpose of sharing the latest information about the surge and how was being addressed. The meeting included a panel of representatives from the medical and public health community, Tolowa Dee-ni Nation, school districts and faith leaders.

Watch the video HERE

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New Covid Policies Keep An Eye On Community Safety


Wild Rivers Community Foundation and The Humboldt Area Foundation have announced new meeting protocols that will ensure the safety and wellbeing of staff and board members while enabling the Foundation to continue serving the public.

At this time, the Foundation continues to require visitors to make an appointment and discourages drop-in visits. You can reach the Bayside office by dialing 707-442-2993 and the Crescent City office at (707) 465-1238.

“We’re concerned for the health and safety of our communities, and we have many young children in our organization who can’t be vaccinated. Thus we’re still taking a high level of precaution,” says Bryna Lipper, CEO of HAF+WRCF. 

In accordance with Humboldt Area Foundation and Wild River’s Community Foundation’s duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, the Foundation is adopting new protocols to safeguard the health of employees and their families; Board members, customers, and visitors; and the community at large. These protocols are the first step in a multistep process as the Foundation plans what a “new normal” will look like in a hybrid work environment. 

Vaccination Policy for Guests and Visitors

Notable changes to the Foundation’s policies include requiring all guests and visitors to be fully vaccinated before coming to the HAF campus or entering the WRCF building. In addition, outdoor meeting spaces will be made available at both locations, with a maximum meeting occupancy of 20. In most cases, however, meetings will continue to occur remotely unless circumstances require an in-person meeting.

Other notable policy updates include: 

Only fully vaccinated personnel may come into HAF+WRCF premises. In addition, only fully vaccinated personnel may meet in person with other fully vaccinated parties. 

HAF+WRCF Staff and Board members will not meet in person, in any manner, to conduct business on behalf of HAF+WRCF with non-vaccinated parties due to public health concerns. 

As per HAF+WRCF’s current vaccination policy, all employees/board must be vaccinated unless a reasonable accommodation has been requested and approved. A reasonable accommodation does not exempt a party from these protocols.

Staff/Board is welcome to continue wearing a face covering as desired, but it is not required. Any individual may request masking during meetings and in a shared space. No reason is needed for the request. All other staff and board are to comply with a request to mask.

Still No Public Meetings and Meeting Spaces at this Time
Out of concern for public safety, HAF+WRCF continues to restrict the use of its meeting facilities. Updates will be made on this news blog and elsewhere when the Foundation resumes scheduling public meetings. We thank you for your patience and understanding.


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Summer 2021

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Grants for wildfires and COVID-19 victims


As wildfires and the COVID-19 pandemic continue to surge across Northern California, relief for struggling residents and organizations has arrived in the form of emergency grants totaling $70,000 issued by Humboldt Area Foundation and Wild Rivers Community Foundation.

Read story here


COVID grant helps feed hospital staff

As COVID-19 cases soar in Del Norte County, the overworked staff at Crescent City’s Sutter Coast Hospital is receiving much-needed meals provided by local restaurants, donations and a $30,000 COVID-19 grant.

Read story here


2020 Holiday Partnership Grants

$25,000 in grants benefit 21 Del Norte and Curry County nonprofits

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Redwood School Technology Fund


Del Norte teacher and former Zoom executive launch effort to link students to school during COVID-19 pandemic

Read story here


Grant helps childcare centers stay open

$20,000 grant from WRCF and HAF staves off layoffs, maintains service for 49 children and their families in Crescent City

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