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COVID-19 Resources for Parents & Guardians

INTRODUCTION

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.

Early Care and Education

COVID-19 Prevention at Early Care & Education - Information for Parents & Guardians

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

 

TK-12 Schools

COVID-19 Prevention at TK-12 Schools - Information for Parents & Guardians
Updates for Parents of School-aged Children – Preventing Spread of COVID-19 in TK-12 Schools
Update on Modified Quarantine Option for Parents and Guardians of School-Aged Children – Preventing Spread of COVID-19 in TK-12 Schools

TK-12 Schools COVID-19 Toolkit Webpage for providers

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Youth Sports

COVID-19 Prevention at Youth Sports: Information for Parents and Guardians
 EnglishEspañol | Translations pending
Protocol for Organized Youth Sports
English | Español | Translations pending
Exposure Management Plan Guidance for Youth Recreational Sports Programs

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.

COVID-19

Families and COVID-19 (CDC Webpage)
COVID testing resources for children
COVID-19 Testing Resources for Children
English | Translations pending
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

 

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.
 For more information, see the 2021 COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave FAQs and poster.
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 Headspace Subscription
LACDMH has partnered with Headspace to offer a collection of mindfulness and meditation resources - for free - to all LA County residents. The free Headspace Plus subscription includes access to hundreds of science-backed guided meditations in English and Spanish, as well as movement and sleep exercises to help manage stress, fear and anxiety related to COVID-19.
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.

Camps

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