MHSOAC COVID-19 Impact Response

March 23, 2020

The MHSOAC continues to follow all directives from Governor Newsom and the California Department of Public Health’s guidance relating to COVID-19, found at https://covid19.ca.gov/  We have taken steps to enable staff to work remotely and continue to be available to support our partners during this unprecedented and evolving crisis.

Despite the necessity of physical separateness statewide to slow the spread of COVID-19, please be reminded that as human beings, we also need emotional and mental connectedness to remain healthy. 

In this time of social distancing, the Commission joins mental health professionals in encouraging communities of all kinds to set up and routinely participate in non-physical interactions, such as online chatting and phone calls, to maintain this vital connectedness that strengthens us all. 

Support for people at risk for suicide or those supporting people at risk is available by calling the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

A running list of event postponements and cancellations will be updated here. Please check back regularly for the most current information.


The following meetings are postponed until further notice:

  • March 23,2020 - Youth Innovation Idea Lab, Suisun City in collaboration with Solano, Sacramento and Yolo counties
  • March 26, 2020 - Commission Meeting

March 12, 2020

In accordance with Executive Order N-25-20, the MHSOAC is following the California Department of Public Health’s guidance relating to COVID-19. This guidance is subject to change and available to the public at http://cdph.ca.gov/covid19

In addition to adherence to social distancing measures, the MHSOAC is complying with the State’s policy to postpone or cancel mass gatherings statewide to slow the spread of COVID-19 at least through the end of March 2020.

Staff is working with Counties and others to prepare an inventory of MHSOAC activities requiring travel and evaluate each of them in terms of essential impact, with the goal of helping reduce the risk of community spread throughout the State.

A running list of postponements and cancellations will be updated here. Please check back regularly for the most current information.


The following meetings are postponed until further notice: