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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. The resources include COVID-19 Prevention in ECE, TK-12 Schools, and youth sports and information on vaccination and other ways to reduce the risk of COVID-19.

Click here to learn about the parent and student ambassador programs

COVID-19 and Testing Resources

Families and COVID-19 (CDC Webpage)
For information on symptoms of COVID-19, isolation, quarantine, testing, and face masks in multiple languages, see the blue menu across the top of this page.

Reducing Risk

Reducing Risk Webpage with PDF versions in multiple languages: English | Español

Prevention in Public Settings Webpage with PDF versions in multiple languages: English | Español


Early Care and Education

COVID-19 Prevention at Early Care & Education - Information for Parents & Guardians
For information on requirements and recommendations for ECE providers to follow, see Guidance for Early Childhood Education Providers

Early Care & Education COVID-19 Toolkit Webpage for providers English | Spanish


TK-12 Schools

For the latest guidance for K-12 schools, see the Protocols for TK-12 schools

COVID-19 Prevention at TK-12 Schools - Information for Parents & Guardians
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Updates for Parents of School-aged Children – Preventing Spread of COVID-19 in TK-12 Schools
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Update on Modified Quarantine Option for Parents and Guardians of School-Aged Children – Preventing Spread of COVID-19 in TK-12 Schools
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Individual contact tracing flow charts for schools
Flow charts for isolation and quarantine for students and staff identified through individual contact tracing
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/

TK-12 Schools COVID-19 Toolkit Webpage for providers

Youth Sports


Reopening Protocol for Day Camps
Health Officer Order Appendix K
Reopening Protocol for Overnight Organized/Children's Camps
Health Officer Order Appendix K-1


Vaccine Resources

COVID-19 Vaccines for Children and Teens (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 - 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 do not need insurance, and 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
Corona-virus.la/resources 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.
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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