The following are resources to help families, children and communities in California cope with and understand the COVID-19 pandemic and response. For local information, please go to your county First 5 website. 

Public Health Info and Guidance

World Health Organization (WHO)                                                          California Department of Public Health

WHO COVID-19 Informational Video                                                     CDPH COVID-19 Infographics in English & Spanish
WHO Coronavirus Q&A                                                                                   CA COVID-19 Toolkit

Centers for Disease Control   

Workplace, School and Home Safety Guidelines                             How to Stop the Spread of Germs Flyer in English and Spanish
What to Do if You are Sick Flyer                                                                Information for Pregnant Women and Children
Guidance for Caregivers                                                                                FAQs for Individuals and Families

Other Resources

Supporting Families During a Public Health Crisis: Model Guidance for Virtual Service Delivery
Prevention Hygiene Pamphlet for People with Disabilities in English & Spanish
Green Mountain Self Advocates Information Packet in English and Spanish
For Healthcare Providers: COVID-19 and Toxic Stress

For further guidance and information, visit the California COVID-19 website here.

Resources for Children and Families

COVID-19 Resources for Children & Families

Common Sense Media: Resources for Families
Dr. Barbara Stroud: COVID-19 Tips for Parents 
National Association of School Psychologists: Talking to Children About COVID-19 
First 5 Lake County: Handwashing Songs
Supporting Individuals with Autism Through Uncertain Times Guide and Toolkit
Early Start and Special Education Q&A’s in Multiple Languages
Autism Society COVID-19 toolkits for parents
Google Chrome accessibility extensions for people with disabilities

Social/Emotional Resources & Coping with Stress for Children & Families

More social-emotional resources are available here
Coping with Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks that require social distancing fact sheet
New York Times Parenting: 4 Ways to Help Your Anxious Kid
Sesame in Communities & First 5 Association Care, Cope, Connect resource
Bright Horizons: Parenting through Uncertainty podcast and resources

Education & At-Home Learning Resources for Children & Families

Spanish-Language At-Home Learning Resources for Children & Families

Guidance from the State

A new state website dedicated to COVID-19 information is available here.

From the Governor’s Office:

  • Governor Newsom Issues Executive Order to Suspend Standardized Testing for Students in Response to COVID-19 Outbreak… [READ MORE]

  • Governor Newsom Issues Executive Order to Protect Ongoing Safety Net Services for Most Vulnerable Californians During COVID-19 Outbreak… [READ MORE]

  • Governor Newsom Signs Executive Order to Allow Timely Delivery of Vital Goods During COVID-19 Outbreak… [READ MORE]

  • California Releases New COVID-19 Guidance for K-12 Schools… [READ MORE]

  • Governor Newsom Signs Emergency Legislation to Fight COVID-19… [READ MORE]

  • Governor Newsom Issues Executive Order to Protect Renters and Homeowners During COVID-19 Pandemic… [READ MORE]

  • California Issues Directive to Fight COVID-19: Seniors and COVID-19 vulnerable residents directed to home isolate… [READ MORE]

Click here to see more information and updates from Governor Newsom’s office.

From State Agencies:

From Local Agencies:    

Local information from many California counties is available hereSee your local city and county websites and social media pages for more local information.