COVID-19 Resources for Parents

Parenting tips, activities and information on how to talk to your children about the Coronavirus.

 

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Mask Mandate for PreK to Grade 12

Mask Mandate for PreK to Grade 12

Effective June 7, 2021, face masks are not required to be worn outdoors on school grounds, including during outdoor school sports. However, Responsible Parties may choose to require face masks outdoors on school grounds, subject to the parameters of this guidance. No student, teacher, staff member, or visitor may be prevented from wearing an acceptable face mask voluntarily on school grounds. Learn more through this link. 

Finding Food Help

Finding Food Help

Federal nutrition assistance programs can help you get the food you need to feed your family. We can help you learn more and apply for programs you may be eligible for. All our services are free and confidential.

This website has a zipcode locator for food assistance near you. 

Mother and Disabled Daughter

Questions and Answers on Providing Services to Children with Disabilities During the COVID-19 Outbreak

This Q & A document outlines states' responsibilities to infants, toddlers, and children with disabilities and their families, and to the staff serving these children.

(US Department of Education)

NY Goes VAX to SCHOOL

New York State Goes #VAX to SCHOOL

This page includes ready-made resources to help educate others on the benefits of COVID-19 vaccines for school-aged New Yorkers.

Talking about the Coronavirus with Kids

Supporting and Reassuring Children Around the World

PDF downloads are available in multiple languages. (Manuela Molina - @MINDHEART.KIDS)

Young boy walking dog

Yes, You Can Take Your Kids For a Walk

Pediatricians say families should get outside, but avoid playgrounds because they encourage children to play closely together.

(NPR - Elizabeth Blair - Morning Edition)

Tips for Parents Video

COVID-19 Tips for Parents (video)

Dr. Stroud has provided this informational video for parents in order to support caregivers in managing the emotional responses and developmental needs of their children during this crisis. Dr. Stroud provides parents with information and skills to support their children's emotional health, mental well-being and build necessary skills of resilience.

(Dr.BarbaraStroud.com)

Father playing with child

COVID-19 Outbreak: The Importance of Self-Care

Self-care is not selfish or indulgent - it's how we keep ourselves well to ensure we are physically, emotionally, and mentally capable of being there for our young children.

(ZERO to THREE)

COVID-19 News and Resources

 

Stay Up-to-Date

For the latest information and resources around COVID-19, please visit the NYS Department of Health website and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Coronavirus (COVID-19) website. This page is available in multiple languages and includes guidance for COVID-19.