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. 

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

 

 

 

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 

 

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.

 

Humboldt County COVID-19 Resources

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

Humboldt County Office of Education Resources for Families

Humboldt County COVID-19 Resources

  Facial Coverings and Children

The Order of the Humboldt Health Officer went into effect on Friday, 4/24/20, requiring everyone to wear facial coverings in public. We have received many questions about how this applies to child care. We have reached out to Public Health to help answer these questions, but it is important to note that the order does NOT apply to children under age 2 or to anyone who has trouble breathing or who cannot remove their facial covering without help. If the children in your care meet any of these categories, then they should not wear masks. You can also contact Humboldt County Joint Information Center directly for more specific questions by emailing covidinfo@co.humboldt.ca.us or calling 707-441-5000. Spanish speakers are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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 

June 18, 2020 - Dr. Teresa Frankovich talks about the new masking mandate for California

 

American Camp Association and the YMCA of the USA for reopening summer camps and other recreation programs

 

Eureka Community Services Blog and Events: Summer Day Camps return July 6 - August 7! 

 

The CA Department of Public Health

Updated June 18, 2020: State of California—Health and Human Services Agency California Department of Public Health

  • The following individuals are exempt from wearing a face covering:

    • Persons age two years or under. These very young children must not wear a face covering because of the risk of suffocation.

    • Persons with a medical condition, mental health condition, or disability that prevents wearing a face covering. This includes persons with a medical condition for whom wearing a face covering could obstruct breathing or who are unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove a face covering without assistance. • Persons who are hearing impaired, or communicating with a person who is hearing impaired, where the ability to see the mouth is essential for communication.

    *More information here -> GUIDANCE FOR THE USE OF FACE COVERINGS FULL PDF

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

Changing Tides Family Resources

California Department of Education

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 hasCOVID-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

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

 

Resources from Child Care Aware® of America - Cornavirus Hub

Head Start - Responding to COVID-19 webpage

Disability Resources 

Mental and Behavioral Health