COVID-19 Resources

Riverside Educational Center (REC) has resumed in-person, afterschool programming at all of our Sites.  The safety and health of our students,  their families, and our staff are our first priority.  REC is following safety protocols instituted by School District 51 and Mesa County Public Health to protect our community.  REC is also providing online tutoring for qualifying students who have chosen the Online Learning option with School District 51.  Our goal is to continue to fulfill our mission to improve our students’ academic achievement and support their social and emotional growth despite the challenges we face during these difficult times.

Food Assistance

COVID-19 has created a crisis situation for many individuals and families. Below is a link to a page created to keep Coloradans up to date on changes to Food Assistance programs through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (including online grocery shopping), as well as Food Distribution Programs through the U.S. Department of Agriculture. 

WiFi & Connectivity

Using your mobile phone for internet access:

  1. Find out how much data your plan has. Carriers claim that most plans offer unlimited data. If you have a metered plan, you have data caps.

  2. If your data is capped, free additional data available to you will vary by mobile carrier.

  3. The Mesa County Public Library (including Clifton, Palisade and Orchard Mesa branches) has free wi-fi in their parking lots.

  4. High School students who are also enrolled in classes with CMU and WCCC can use their computer labs with their CMU or WCCC log in.

Select a provider for info on internet access:

More Resources

Health Insurance for the Uninsured:

Colorado Crisis Services:

Pet Pantry:

Roice-Hurst Humane Society has a Pet Pantry and other resources available to help families keep their pets in times of crisis.  Contact Ashley DiGrado for assistance.  She can be reached by phone at (970) 434-7337 Ext 103 or by email

Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope With COVID-19: