COVID 19 Resources and Information

Recursos en Español

 

The health and safety of our children, families, and child care providers is our top priority. While things are changing rapidly every day, we want to provide a resource page of updated Information from reliable sources, such as our local Public Health Department, the California Department of Education, the Governor's Office, the Center for Disease Control, the CA Department of Developmental Services, our local County Office of Education, and other organizations. We are also including family friendly resources, as well as children’s activities. We will be updating this information daily and we are happy to add any suggestions for links or resources. 

COVID-19  and Eviction Protection AB 3088 Materials

--KNOW YOUR RIGHTS: CALIFORNIA'S COVID-19 TENANT RELIEF ACT OF 2020 "I CAN'T PAY MY RENT NOW. CAN I BE EVICTED?"

--KNOW YOUR RIGHTS: COVID-19 Eviction Protections California’s COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act of 2020 FAQs

 

 

New Resource Guide From the Office of Child Care’s Initiative To Improve the Social and Emotional Wellness of Children

 

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has swiftly and substantially affected the social and emotional health of children, especially those experiencing multiple hardships. As the COVID-19 pandemic has spread across the United States, many children are experiencing widespread disruptions in daily life. Young children are reacting to stress as their parent and caregiver routines change. Children may have strong feelings of fear, worry, sadness, and anger about the pandemic and related issues that affect behavior at home and in child care.

 

To address these issues, in December 2020 the Office of Child Care (OCC) announced its new initiative to further integrate social and emotional support strategies in child care’s mixed-delivery system. Through this work, OCC will support expanding access to research-based social and emotional and trauma-responsive practices in child care across the country. The first activity of this initiative is the publication of A Resource Guide for Developing Integrated Strategies To Support the Social and Emotional Wellness of Children, which highlights promising strategies and provides information about how some Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) program grantees have already leveraged partnerships and funding to support implementation success.

 

The topics addressed in the resource guide are relevant to CCDF administrators in states, territories, and Tribes; those who work in infant-toddler specialist networks, quality initiatives, child care licensing agencies, and Early Head Start – Child Care Partnerships; Preschool Development Grant Birth Through Five (PDG B–5) grantees; Tribal leaders; and other child care stakeholders. The topics in the resource guide include:

 

  • The benefits of integrating strategies to support the social and emotional wellness of children, families, and providers
  • Implementation considerations
  • Social and emotional wellness initiatives and delivery strategies
  • The pyramid model for promoting social and emotional competence in infants and young children
  • Infant and early childhood mental health consultation (IECMHC)
  • Relationship-based care for infants and toddlers: A training-for-trainers professional development strategy
  • Social and emotional wellness strategies for school-age children
  • The integration of social and emotional supports as part of CCDF quality activities
  • Examples of social and emotional development in state quality rating and improvement system standards
  • The landscape of states’ pyramid model implementation
  • The landscape of IECMHC implementation
  • Social and emotional wellness resources
  • Federal technical assistance (TA).

 

This initiative will be implemented by staff working with CCDF program and PDG B–5 grantees in partnership with several of OCC’s TA Centers, including the National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance (ECQA Center), National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment, Child Care State Capacity Building Center and its Infant and Toddler Specialist Network, and National Center on Tribal Early Childhood Development. In addition, OCC is partnering with the National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations (funded by the U.S. Department of Education) and the Center of Excellence for Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services).

 

For more information or to inquire about TA efforts to support your social and emotional wellness initiative, contact the ECQA Center at QualityAssuranceCenter@ecetta.info.

 

 

Hot off the Press—New Report on the OCC Website: Supporting Working Families and Increasing Access to High-Quality Child Care: Voices From the Field

 

 

 

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), focuses on finding innovative solutions to improve working families’ access to affordable, high-quality child care. From September through November 2019, the White House Office of Economic Initiatives partnered with ACF to convene a series of half-day Roundtables in 10 locations across the country. A critical element of those Roundtables was speaking to those most directly affected by child care access and affordability. More than 900 parents, child care providers, employers, state and local officials, and innovators discussed barriers to—and practical solutions for—improving access to child care. To gather formal input from the field, ACF issued a Request for Information in October 2019. HHS and White House leadership heard from stakeholder groups directly using, providing, or affected by child care. By listening, ACF increased its understanding of what steps should be taken to improve access to affordable, high-quality child care that meets the needs and preferences of working families.

 

 

 

This report and executive summary, Supporting Working Families and Increasing Access to High-Quality Child Care: Voices From the Field, are available to view and download via this Office of Child Care (OCC) Web link. Both documents provide a summary of the feedback that ACF heard from each of the stakeholder groups. Each group had varying perspectives about the barriers and possible solutions to address them. The different groups did not all agree on the necessary specific strategies, and within each of the stakeholder groups very diverse perspectives were presented. The report concludes with a summary of high-level themes expressed across all the discussions and future directions for ACF to consider.

 

“Even amidst a pandemic this report is still timely. The fundamental challenges of providing high-quality child care that parents can afford still exist apart from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The input from stakeholders at the Roundtables can help all of us rebuild a system that better meets the Nation’s child care needs. I would like to thank the parents; providers; employers; state, territory, Tribal, and local government officials; child care workforce and professional development specialists; those who work in the philanthropy field; and all others who participated in these Roundtables nationwide. I would especially like to thank the OCC Regional and Central Office staff, White House Office of Economic Initiatives, and OCC technical assistance providers who spent countless hours making sure that these Roundtables were valuable experiences for all involved.” – OCC Director Shannon Christian

 

Link: https://www.acf.hhs.gov/

 

FDA Warning About the Dangers of Hand Sanitizers With Methanol (Updated 8/27/2020)

-Product list: https://www.fda.gov/drugs/drug-safety-and-availability/fda-updates-hand-...

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Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C)

There has been a lot of discussion but very little clear guidance about COVID-19 related Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C). While most information indicates that the condition is rare, we want you to know that we continue to look for the best and most current information on MIS-C and will be posting resources on our website as they become available.

- CDC’s information page about MIS-C: https://emergency.cdc.gov/han/2020/han00432.asp

- CTFS Fact Sheet about MIS-C

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles:  COVID-19 and Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) Update Webinar– slides and Webinar Video

 

Child Care Law Center FAQ for Child Care Providers on Providing Child Care during Coronavirus

This resource offers information for child care providers to frequently asked questions about reopening child care businesses, liability, payments, and other issues. It is updated as new guidance or policies are issued.This FAQ is provided by the Child Care Law Center and in collaboration with the non-profit Public Counsel to offer general information about the law.

California All

-- Blueprint for a Safer Economy

Disaster Plan For Your Child Care Business

California Childcare Health Program Diaster: https://cchp.ucsf.edu/content/disaster-preparedness

This is a good time to develop or update the disaster plan for your child care business, especially as related to COVID-19.

We can help with technical assistance and resources for this!

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network:

https://www.nctsn.org/what-is-child-trauma/trauma-types/disasters/pandemic-resources

https://www.cdss.ca.gov/inforesources/child-care-licensing/public-inform...

https://cchp.ucsf.edu/content/disaster-preparedness

Specific COVID guidance pdf: https://cchp.ucsf.edu/sites/g/files/tkssra181/f/COVID-19_Note_05-2020.pdf

For Families

Eureka City Assistance Fund Program Resources 

Please find the attachments for your review, and distribution should you have interested clientele. Attached are the following documents; AFP Guidelines, Power Point Presentation and Applications for the CV-19 Assistance Fund Program.

 

Note: Maximum Income limits are included in the Guidelines.

- Presentation

- Application 

- Guidelines 

 

COVID-19 Resources for Advocates Serving Older Adults

 

New App to Support Families During the Coronavirus Outbreak and Beyond

The Early Learning Lab just released Stay Play Grow, available at https://earlylearninglab.org/stay-play-grow/#partners, a free app designed to support parents and caregivers during the coronavirus outbreak and beyond. The app is a one-stop source of quality, trusted resources curated to help families with children 0-5 make the most of their time together. 

 

The app offers resources in English and Spanish (under Recursos en Español) on children’s learning and development, including simple activities to help children learn through play at home; self-care strategies; how to get help meeting basic needs including food, shelter, diapers, and more; and health & safety resources, including how to talk to children about the ongoing health pandemic and racial inequality crisis.

Download Stay Play Grow today from the Apple App Store at https://apps.apple.com/us/app/stay-play-grow/id1509540191 and Google Play Store at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.stayplaygrow&hl=en_US.

 

Changing Tides Family Resources

Want to build a fort with your kids? Ikea has guides for that!

Child360 is excited to announce the launch of a digital series to help you innovate learning at home with your child: Home Grown with Child360. We tapped into the great minds of our child development experts to help you (parents) take everyday moments and turn them into creative ways to support your child’s development and learn together! Every day of the week has its own dedicated theme, paired with hands-on activities designed to be fun, educational, and capture your child’s imagination.

California Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response - continually updating webpage with resources, executive orders, and information

MyChildCare.ca.gov - link to state-wide information on licensed childcare providers that are currently open including location, health and safety details, ages of children served, capacity, and hours of care

 

Los Angeles Public Health Deparment 

 

Humboldt County Office of Education Resources for Families

Humboldt County COVID-19 Resources

 

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

Humboldt County will use this tab to share information about COVID-19 vaccination planning, safety and distribution. 

COVID-19 Vaccine Plan

The State of California is currently following a national vaccination plan outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in October. The federal plan breaks vaccination down into three phases, based on the supply of vaccine available. The U.S. is currently in Phase 1A of the three-phase process, when COVID-19 vaccine is relatively scarce. Experts project that it will take at least six to nine months to move through all three phases of this vaccination plan, depending on supply chains. States are implementing their own COVID-19 vaccination plans, consistent with the CDC plan guidelines.

The State’s current Phase 1 vaccine plan is posted on the State’s COVID-19 website. It states, “After healthcare workers and long-term care residents, the next to be vaccinated will be individuals who have higher risk for severe disease or death (due to age or other factors), who are unable to work at home, who live or work in geographic areas that have been highly impacted or who are most likely to spread disease to other workers or to the public.”  

 

Distribution Phases:

Phase 1A includes healthcare workers and long-term care residents.

Phase 1B includes those ages 65+, those in congregate settings (including incarcerated and homeless populations) and some essential workforce sectors.

Phase 1C includes individuals ages 50+, those age 16-64 with increased risk of severe COVID-19 illness and additional critical infrastructure workforce.

The vaccine will not be available to the general population until Phase 2, when vaccine supply is expected to have increased substantially. 

To support Public Health in planning for future distribution of vaccine to community workplaces and to provide feedback on that process, organization/agencies are invited to complete the Humboldt Community Workforce Survey using this link: https://forms.gle/PzSXfKcxKwtfp5jd9.

Please try to limit survey responses to one per agency.

If you have additional concerns, please reach back out to us via phone 707-441-5000 or by email at covidinfo@co.humboldt.ca.us

 

-- Jan. 18, 2021 - State Officials Tell Counties to ‘Pause’ Administration of Vaccine Lot

-- Jan. 12, 2021 - State Reassigns County to ‘Purple’ Tier Due to Worsening Virus Data

-- Jan. 6, 2021 - State Health Order Aims at Freeing Up Hospital Capacity Across California

-- Jan. 5, 2021 - Mass Vaccine Clinics Set to Begin for Phase 1 Health Care Providers

-- Dec. 29, 2020 - County Officials Express Concern About COVID Tier Reassignment

-- Dec. 22, 2020 - First Allotment of Vaccines Administered, Second Shipment Being Distributed

-- Dec. 14, 2020 - Humboldt County’s First COVID-19 Vaccine Shipment Arrives

-- Dec. 4, 2020 - County Set to Name Dr. Ian Hoffman New Health Officer

-- Dec. 3, 2020 - State Adds Regional Approach to COVID Containment Efforts

-- Dec. 3, 2020 - Routine Screening Uncovers COVID Outbreak at Skilled Nursing Facility

-- Nov. 23, 2020 - Public Health Asks for Community’s Assistance with Contact Investigations

-- Nov. 19, 2020 - State Issues Stay at Home Order for Purple Tier; Humboldt Not Affected for Now

-- Nov. 18, 2020 - Facial Coverings Offer Protection for Everyone

-- Nov. 16, 2020 - Twenty-Nine New Cases Reported Since Friday 

-- Oct. 30, 2020 - State Updates Guidance on Rallies and Protest Gatherings to Require Face Coverings 

-- Oct. 20, 2020 - Coping with the Long-Term Effects of a Pandemic

--  October 12, 2020 - Up to Three Households Can Now Gather Under New State Guidance 

-- October 2, 2020 - Updated Travel Guidance: Both Destination and Activities Determine Risk

--Public Outdoor Playgrounds Allowed to Reopen September 29, 2020

-- HumCo Updated Facial Covering Order 09.01.20 *This supercedes/replaces the June 18, 2020 order*

-- August 31, 2020 - County to Implement State’s Business Reopening Framework Effective Immediately

-- Humboldt County Public Health Alert

-- Blanket Isolation and Quarantine Orders 

 

  Facial Coverings and Children

Nov. 16th California Department of Public Health - Guidance for the Use of Face Coverings

If you are wondering about how to create your own face mask or one for a child over age 2, here are some links to a simple version of the hospital approved Olson Face Mask that is easy to make and comfortable to wear, with separate patterns for ages 2-5 (p.1) and ages 6-10 (p. 2) 

- Child pattern:  https://tinyurl.com/ybecdfws

-Adult pattern: https://tinyurl.com/sa6xhyx 

-Helpful video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StMPYZ-waso 

-More information about the Olson Mask and why it is a good one: https://www.unitypoint.org/cedarrapids/sewing-surgical-masks.aspx

 

"Wear A Mask!

The “Wear a Mask” campaign was developed by a workgroup of the COVID Economic Resilience Consortium (CERC).

The campaign is designed to encourage the consistent use of masks to better protect the health of the community and to slow the spread of the Coronavirus. We know that being ‘Pro-Mask” is being “Pro-Business.” Stopping the spread of the virus is the best way to get to the reopening of our local businesses and organizations. It’s up to each of us to join the fight!

We have developed materials to share.  Please fee free to use in your social media, print and distribute, or however you want to help the message of “wear a mask!”

And don’t forget! Use our hashtags, #KeepHumboldtHealthy #WearAMask"

Source: https://rredc.com/wear-the-mask/

 

The CA Department of Public Health

-- CA Department of Public Health: COVID 19 Update

-- COVID-19 and Reopening In-Person Learning Elementary Education Waiver Process

California Department of Public Health Schools Guidance FAQs

 

- COVID-19 Quarantine Guidance 12.14.2020

 

-California Department of Public Health - Guidance for the Use of Face Coverings 11.16.2020

 

-Official Public Health Orders and Child Care Guidance for COVID-19 Updated 10.16.20

 

-Outdoor Playgrounds and other Outdoor Recreational Facilities 9.28.2020

 

-Guidance for Small Cohorts/Groups of Children and Youth 8.25.2020

 

-Providing Targeted, Specialized Support and Services at School 8.25.2020

 

-CDPH CAL-OSHA COVID guidance-schools UPDATED 8.3.2020

 

-CDPH CA Schools Reopening Recommendations 7.17.2020

 

California Department of Education

  • Information and resources regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) and California's response:COVID 19

Center for Disease Control (CDC) Resources

 

Resources for Learning and for Talking with Children about the Pandemic

 

For Child Care Providers

Child Care Provider Portal

Portal de Proveedores de Cuidado Infantil 

Changing Tides Family Resources

California Department of Education

Early Learning and Care Playbook  

 

NAEYC: https://www.naeyc.org/resources/topics/covid-19

 

AAP: https://services.aap.org/en/pages/2019-novel-coronavirus-covid-19-infections/guidance-related-to-childcare-during-covid-19/

 

California Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response - continually updating webpage with resources, executive orders, and information

MyChildCare.ca.gov - link to state-wide information on licensed childcare providers that are currently open including location, health and safety details, ages of children served, capacity, and hours of care

California Child Care Resource & Referal Network - The R&R Network has COVID-19 resources families, child care providers, and businesses, including a provider FAQ, links to current and updated CDE Management Bulletins, CA Department of Social Services information, and other resources

North Coast Small Business Development Center - SBDC has information to help your child care business apply for aid and tools to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic

Your friends at Changing Tides Family Services

 

On November 30, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom announced the following assistance for Businesses impacted by COVID 19:
Tax Relief for Businesses Impacted by COVID-19California will provide temporary tax relief for eligible businesses impacted by COVID-19 restrictions. The temporary tax relief: 

 

-- Entails an automatic three-month income tax extension for taxpayers filing less than $1 million in sales tax.

-- Extends the availability of existing interest and penalty-free payment agreements to companies with up to $5 million in taxable sales.

-- Provides expanded interest free payment options for larger businesses particularly affected by significant restrictions on operations based on COVID-19 transmissions. 

 

Governor Newsom’s announcement builds on the state’s ongoing business support throughout the pandemic, including the Main Street Hiring Tax Credit, which authorizes $100 million in hiring tax credit for qualified small businesses. The credit is equal to $1,000 per qualified employee, up to $100,000 for each small business employer. The application for the Main Street Small Business Tax Credit opened on December 1. A full list of existing state support for businesses can be found here. 

New COVID Relief Grant for Small BusinessesThe Governor announced the creation of a $500 million COVID Relief Grant administered by the California Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA) at the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development for small impacted by COVID health and safety restrictions.The Grant will distribute relief through grants of up to $25,000 to those located in economically disadvantaged and historically under resourced and small businesses throughout the state by early 2021. Non-profits would also be eligible for these grants. CalOSBA is establishing the program and will make it available to small businesses as soon as possible - for updates on availability visit here.Increased Funding for the California Rebuilding Fund The Governor also announced that the state would expand the California Rebuilding Fund by $12.5 million, bringing the total investment to $37.5 million. These efforts are informed by recommendations made by the Governor's Task Force on Business and Jobs Recovery. All interested small business owners can apply for a loan at www.CALoanFund.org

 

Community Care Licensing Division - Child Care Division

Please refer to the CDSS Community Care Licensing webpage for continually updating list of PINs, resources, and hot topics for evolving information about licensing and the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, CCLD has established a dedicated e-mail address to receive public inquiries related to CCLD-licensed facilities and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). This e-mail address is: CCLCOVID-19INFO@dss.ca.gov

--Parent Letter 7/29/2020

--CCL Provider Information Notices (PINS) and Hot Topics CCP

 

National Institute for Early Education Research

-State and City Response 

-Resources 

Resources from Child Care Aware® of America - Cornavirus Hub

Head Start - Responding to COVID-19 webpage

Disability Resources 

Mental and Behavioral Health