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COVID-19 Resources for Parents & Guardians


This webpage provides resources for parents and guardians of children who are in Early Care and Education (ECE) programs such as child care centers, family child care homes, and preschools, as well as children in Transitional Kindergarten to 12th Grade (TK-12) schools.

Click here to learn about the parent and student ambassador programs

COVID-19 and Testing Resources

For information on symptoms of COVID-19, isolation, instructions for close contacts, testing, and face masks in multiple languages, see the blue menu across the top of this page.

Reducing Risk

Masking Tips for Children

Early Care and Education

Flow charts for isolation and close contact
Actions for children and staff in early care and education settings
English | Español (updated 4/6/23)

Guidance for Early Childhood Education Providers

Early Care & Education COVID-19 Toolkit for providers: English | Español

COVID-19 Exposure Management Plan for ECE: English | Español (updated 4/5/23)

TK-12 Schools

Flow charts for isolation and close contact
Actions for children and staff in TK-12 schools 
English | Español (updated 4/4/23)

Guidelines for COVID-19 Prevention in TK-12 Schools

TK-12 Schools COVID-19 Toolkit for providers

COVID-19 Exposure Management Plan for TK-12 Schools
English | Español (updated 3/31/23)

Parent and Student Ambassador Programs

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/

Youth Sports

Guidelines for COVID-19 Prevention in Organized Youth Sports
English | Español (updated 3/31/23)
Exposure Management Plan Guidance for Youth Recreational Sports Programs
English | Español (updated 3/31/23)


Guidelines for COVID-19 Prevention in Day Camps
English | Español (updated 3/31/23)

Guidelines for COVID-19 Prevention in Overnight Camps
English | Español (updated 4/4/23)


Vaccine Resources

COVID-19 Vaccine Facts for Teens – 2-page infographic
COVID-19 Vaccine Facts for Parents – 2-page infographic
Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 Vaccination

CDC Frequently Asked Questions: English | Español

CDPH Questions and answers: English | Español

COVID-19 Vaccine Myths and Facts

CDC webpage:
English | Español

Why Routine Childhood Vaccinations Matter
Stay Up to Date with COVID-19 Vaccines (CDC Webpage)

For more resources visit VaccinateLAcounty.com (English) and VacunateLosAngeles.com (Spanish)

To find a free vaccine near you:

Visit How to Get Vaccinated or

Call the Public Health Vaccine Call Center - 1-833-540-0473, open daily 8:00 am to 8:30 pm.

  • No appointment is needed at many locations, and free transportation may be available.
  • You will not be asked about your immigration status.
  • In-home vaccination is available for people who are home-bound.
  • Vaccines are available at many schools and local pharmacies.

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.
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