Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, First 5 LA will be gathering information and sharing resources to help partners, parents and L.A. County residents impacted by the crisis.
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- Resources for Virtual Learning, ECE Professionals and LAUSD Students/Families
- Resources for Communities
- Resources for Grantees, Small Businesses & Non-Profits
- State and Federal Policy Changes in Response to COVID-19
- Health Information & Resources for Kids, Families and Pregnant Individuals
- Tips & Resources for Families with Young Children
COVID-19 — also known as Coronavirus — is a contagious virus that is part of a large family of coronaviruses that cause diseases of varying severities, ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases. COVID-19 is also called a novel coronavirus because it is a new strain of coronavirus that has not been previously identified in humans.
In general, transmission of coronaviruses is spread through:
- Droplets produced through coughing and sneezing
- Close personal contact, such as caring for an infected person
- Touching an object or surface with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes before washing your hands
The symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, difficulty breathing and loss of taste/smell.
The best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, practice good hygiene with frequent hand washing and by avoiding close social encounters. For information on finding a vaccine, visit: http://www.first5la.org/article/covid-19-resources-where-to-get-the-covid-19-vaccine/
More County, State and Federal Resource Sites:
The State of California’s COVID-19 Resource Page
L.A. County Department of Public Health: Coronavirus
L.A. County Responds: Confronting COVID-19
Center for Disease Control and Prevention: Coronavirus
211 L.A. County Resource Line – 211 LA is the central source for providing information and referrals for all health and human services in LA County. It is open 24 hours, 7 days a week, with trained Community Resource Advisors prepared to offer help with any situation, any time.
COVID-19 Resources: Where to get the COVID-19 Vaccine
While the COVID-19 pandemic is not yet over, receiving any of the three FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccines is the best way to protect you and your family from COVID-19 and its variants, according to the Los Angeles Department of Public Health. The vaccines are extremely...
COVID-19: Resources for Grantees, Small Businesses and Non-Profits
CAREs ACT Congress’s latest coronavirus relief package, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, is the largest economic relief bill in U.S. history and will allocate $2.2 trillion in support to individuals and businesses affected by the...
COVID-19: Health Resources & Information for Kids, Families & Pregnant Women
COVID-19 Community Health Resource Banks: California Health Care Foundation: COVID-19 Clearinghouse California Primary Care Association Community Clinic Association Los Angeles County COVID-19 Literacy Project: Fact Sheets on COVID-19 (Multiple Languages) Getting...
COVID-19: Resources for Virtual Learning, ECE Professionals & LAUSD Students/Families
LAUSD Information On June 8th, 2020 California released guidelines for reopening public schools: Stronger Together: A Guidebook for the Safe Reopening of California's Public Schools LAUSD Resource Page: https://achieve.lausd.net/resources LAUSD has provided a hotline...
COVID-19: Resources for Communities
The pandemic has impacted families and communities in a variety of ways. From job losses and lack of access to food to questions around rent and mortgage payments and parking enforcement. Thankfully, COVID-19 is bringing community members together to help one another...
Information on COVID-19 State and Federal Policy Updates
4/4/20California State Legislature Postponed California State Legislature will not reconvene on April 13th as previously plannedThe Legislature is now currently planning to reconvene on May 4.Senate President Pro Tempore Toni Atkins said: “Given what the governor and...