COVID 19 Resources and Information

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, 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. 

 

For Families

Local Department of Education

Local Public Health Department

  • Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS):  Health Alert!

The CA Department of Public Health

California Department of Education

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

Center for Disease Control (CDC) Resources

 

For Child Care Providers

California Child Care Resource & Referal Network - including a provider FAQ, links to current and updated CDE Management Bulletins, CA Department of Social Services information, and other resources

Community Care Licensing Division

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Provider Information Notice (PIN) Summary

PIN 20-04-CCP provides a statewide waiver for operation of child care facilities, including licensees, registered TrustLine providers, and temporary employer sponsored child care, along with guidance for the implementation of prevention, containment, and mitigation measures for COVID-19.

CDSS understands the impact the Novel Coronavirus has had on child care and the school systems. A temporary workforce may be needed in order to comply with staff to child ratios. If you are interested in working at a child care site, please click on the link below to complete a survey:https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/emergencychildcareworker As a reminder, all temporary and permit employees should have a background clearance.

The Community Care Licensing Division, Child Care Program Office has received a large volume of phone calls from child day care facilities inquiring if they should close. The Child Care Program leaves the decision as to whether a child day care facility should close to the discretion of the licensee unless ordered by local, state, or federal authorities with emergency jurisdiction to do so.  At minimum, please adhere to the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) guidance for schools on COVID-19 when evaluating whether to close or remain open.  It sets forth four scenarios based upon progressively more severe situations involving COVID-19.  If a licensee has been impacted by an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 or exposed, please adhere to CDPHs guidelines and contact your local public health department, report the incident to your local regional licensing office, and communicate to your families.

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

 

Resources from Child Care Aware® of America

Head Start

Disability resources 

Mental Health