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COVID-19 Resources for Parents & Guardians


This webpage provides information and resources related to COVID-19 safety for parents and guardians. COVID-19 continues to pose a threat to our communities. Families can continue to take actions to help reduce COVID-19 spread in schools and keep their students safe.

Get Involved!

Learn about the parent and student ambassador programs. Become a resource for your community by sharing up to date information on some of the most concerning health topics facing students today.

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COVID-19 Symptoms and Actions to Take
COVID-19 Guidance for Parents

Symptom Guidance Chart: English | Español

Cover Letter: English | Español

COVID-19 Community Guidelines

Website: English

Symptom Guidance for Children

Symptom Guidance Chart: English | Español

Cover Letter: English | Español

Learn about symptoms of COVID-19
Learn about symptoms and what to do if you are sick

Website: English

How to Get a COVID-19 Test

Website: English

Reducing Risk
Reducing the Risk of COVID-19
Webpage: English

Masking Tips for Children

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is looking for parents and students who want to make a difference in their community by becoming trusted sources of information on COVID-19. Separate trainings for parents and students are available in several languages. Upon completion, participants will receive a gift stipend and a certificate. Visit http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/ambassador/

LA County COVID-19 Data
COVID-19 Data Dashboard
for TK-12 Schools

Includes data on testing, cases, and outbreaks in education settings.

Vaccinations in LA County
by School District

Displays information about vacination among school-aged residents mapped by school district.

LA County Data Homepage

Resource for general COVID-19 data including cases, hospitalizations, and test positivity. Updated weekly.

Vaccine Resources

Everyone 6 months and older should get the updated fall 2023 COVID-19 vaccine to protect themselves and reduce the spread of the virus. Vaccination is the best way to protect against getting seriously ill, being hospitalized, and dying from COVID-19 and helps to reduce COVID-19 outbreaks in schools and in the community. The updated vaccine can increase prior protection (from previous vaccination or infection) that may have decreased over time.

Where to Get Vaccinated
  • Contact your healthcare provider or visit ph.lacounty.gov/vaccines to find a site near you. Make sure they have the right vaccine for your child's age and ask about parent/caregiver consent. Most pharmacies cannot vaccinate children under 3 years of age.
  • You can also call the DPH Vaccine Call Center at 1-833-540-0473 or 2-1-1 if you need help finding a vaccine, or to request in-home vaccination.
  • Vaccines are covered by insurance. State programs for the uninsured or under-insured are coming soon. Please contact your healthcare provider for more information.
Health and Support Services
Access to Healthcare Services
Families who need health benefits can learn about comprehensive free and low-cost health coverage on this DPSS website. Families who need help finding a doctor can call the 24/7 helpline at 2-1-1 or visit 211LA.org.
Finding a Child Care Provider
The Child Care Alliance of Los Angeles (CCALA) works with ten partner agencies to deliver services to thousands of families and child care providers across Los Angeles County. Visit www.ccala.net/ for help finding quality child care and other local support services.
Los Angeles County COVID-19 Supportive Services
LA County is committed to supporting our most vulnerable communities during the COVID-19 pandemic by providing programs for rental relief, food assistance, access to healthcare and other services. These resources can be found at covid19.lacounty.gov/.
Los Angeles City COVID-19 Resources
Keeping Los Angeles Safe provides the latest information and list of resources and programs available to Los Angeles City residents, families, workers, renters, immigrants, and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit coronavirus.lacity.org/resources.
Information for Immigrants
Families who need health benefits can learn about comprehensive free and low-cost health coverage on this DPSS website. Families who need help finding a doctor can call the 24/7 helpline at 2-1-1 or visit 211LA.org.
Emotional Wellbeing
The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (LACDMH) supports the wellbeing of every member of our communities. The COVID-19 information home provides mental health resources for LA County residents. LACDMH's 24/7 Help Line at (800) 854-7771 is available to provide mental health support, resources and referrals.
Free iPrevail Access

LA County residents have free access to iPrevail.com, an online mental health resource to help with life's everyday stressors. After a short assessment, you are connected to customized support to meet your needs. Options include:

  • on-demand chat with trained Peer Coaches,
  • self-paced lessons on a variety of topics to improve wellbeing, and
  • community support groups
iPrevail is offered in English and Spanish and is available 24/7 from any smart device.
Free Mental Health Resources
LACDMH is also a part of PsychHub's COVID-19 Mental Health Resource Hub, which is dedicated to providing free resources to help people address their mental health needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Public Health has made reasonable efforts to provide accurate translation. However, no computerized translation is perfect and is not intended to replace traditional translation methods. If questions arise concerning the accuracy of the information, please refer to the English edition of the website, which is the official version.

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