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Stanislaus County Departments Implement Social Distancing

Following the advice of health experts, Stanislaus County has taken steps to implement social distancing measures in a deliberate effort to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Essential services will remain operational and accessible by phone and email.

All County closures including Tenth Street place in Modesto will be in effect at least through April 5 allowing limited to no public access. However, it is the county’s goal to maintain essential services to the public. County staff will continue to be available during this challenging time. Services may be accessed online at

Here are a few of the impacted offices and agencies and how residents can still get needed services.


Board of Supervisors

The Board of Supervisors will continue providing administrative and legislative responsibilities to county residents. Public meetings will be livestreamed online only. Since there will be no public attendance, the County will provide alternative methods to provide comments (by email or by phone) for all such meetings.

Staff is still working and available via phone and email; call 209-525-4494.

Website where additional information can be found:


Area Agency on Aging and Veterans Services

Aging and Veterans Services, senior and community centers are closed to the public. However, many centers are now serving as distribution centers of frozen meal packs to replace the senior congregate lunch program. As of Monday, March 23, seniors older than 60 should call the Senior Information Hotline to register for meals. Website:; Senior Hotline: 209-558-8698 for all questions related to seniors, to include meal delivery/pick-up service, grocery information, or other services.

Information for Veterans and to schedule a phone appointment: 209-558-7380; Facebook Page: Stanislaus County Veterans Service Office.

HICAP: 209-558-4540 to make telephone appointments for assistance.


Sheriff’s Department

The Sheriff’s Office is here to protect all communities in Stanislaus County and will continue to provide all services in accordance with guidelines from state and federal officials. In view of the Governor’s order for Californians to stay inside, the Sheriff’s Office is now restricting access to facilities. In-person visits in the Detention Facilities and lobby services in the Hughson, Waterford and Riverbank substations are suspended.


Community Services Agency

Community Services Agency sites are temporarily closed. However staff will continue to be available during this challenging time to provide essential services to the public.

For Cash Aid, CalFresh and/or Medi-Cal Information, available online (24 hours, 7 days/week:; Phone (8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday): 1-877-652-0734; Fax: 209-558-2189; Mail: PO Box 42 Modesto CA 95358.