Activities for Children & Families

• Resource Guide for Children & Families Including Online Activities And Getting Connected to Other Resources: Click Here To Download

• Scholastic has launched Scholastic Learn at Home and its FREE! Currently there are 5 days of activities for PreK-K, 1-2, 3-5, and 6+: http://bit.ly/2QgXbLN

 

• Every day this week at 9 a.m. (10 EST) the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy will read a shark themed book via Facebook Live: http://bit.ly/39XXinm

 

• Every day this week at 2 p.m. (3 EST) the Cincinnati Zoo will Facebook Live a Home Safari featuring one of their animals and provide an activity that your child can do at home!: http://bit.ly/3baYPHd

 

• 30 Educational Netflix shows to stream: http://bit.ly/3d5Jg50

 

• 18 Podcasts for Kids to listen to: http://bit.ly/3d8ELXN

 

• 12 Museums with Virtual Tours: http://bit.ly/39U6jOz

 

• 33 National Parks with Virtual Tours: http://bit.ly/2QlXO77

 

• Virtual Field Trips: http://bit.ly/2QjvjGV

 

• Storyline Online is a digital library of pictures books read aloud by actors. You can search by title, author, and reader. Each book lists a suggested age/grade level and an activity guide which includes reading comprehension questions to ask your child: https://www.storylineonline.net/

 

• Go Noodle will get your child up and moving with their movement and mindfulness videos: https://family.gonoodle.com/

 

• Cosmic Kids Yoga uses stories and characters (Star Wars, Trolls, Harry Potter, Frozen, and more!) children already know to get them moving.: https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

Resources For Parents & Children

How To Speak To Your Children About COVID-19 (video):

View video here

Supporting Children in the Struggle Against COVID-19 (video):

View video here

COVID-19 Resources from The Children's Bureau:

https://www.acf.hhs.gov/cb/resource/covid-19-resources

COVID-19 Resources & Tips from Prevent Child Abuse America:

https://preventchildabuse.org/coronavirus-resources/

Resources For Children & Families from Save The Children:

Click Here

Resources For Employers

The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division provides information on common issues employers and employees face when responding to influenza, pandemics, or other public health emergencies, and their effects on wages and hours worked under the Fair Labor Standards Act and job-protected leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act.

COVID-19 or Other Public Health Emergencies and the Fair Labor Standards Act: Questions and Answers

COVID-19 or Other Public Health Emergencies and the Family and Medical Leave Act: Questions and Answers

WHD Response to COVID-19

Small Business Administrator Loans Now Available:

https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/Information/ApplyOnline

Resources For Job Seekers

Immediate Job Openings in Bastrop County Available Through Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area:

https://workforcesolutionsrca.com/jobs-now

Job Openings with HEB:

https://careers.heb.com/

 

Job Openings with Amazon:

https://www.amazon.jobs/en/

Job Openings with Walmart:

https://careers.walmart.com/

Resources For Small Businesses

Coronavirus Emergency Loans Small Business Checklist:

Click Here to Download

Small Business Owners' Guide to the Coronavirus ​Aid, Relief & Economic Security Act:

Click Here to Download

Links to Organizations tracking the spread of the Coronavirus

National Information from the Center For Disease Control (CDC):

 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

Información nacional del Centro para el Control de Enfermedades (CDC):

 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index-sp.html

 

International Information from the World Health Organization (WHO):

 

https://www.who.int

 

Texas Information from the Department of State Health Services:

 

https://txdshs.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/ed483ecd702b4298ab01e8b9cafc8b83

Local information from the Austin Public Health Department:

 

http://www.austintexas.gov/COVID19

Map of COVID-19 cases by county:

https://www.broadstreet.io/map/embed/?id=Qm9hcmRDYXJkVXNlTm9kZTo1NzMxNjU=

Information & Resources

Coronavirus Self-Checker Tool from CDC (What To Do If You Are Sick):

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/steps-when-sick.html

Guidance for High Risk Individuals:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/high-risk-complications.html

Information For Those Who Are Sick:

http://www.austintexas.gov/article/covid-19-information-those-who-are-sick

Trust For America's Health Portal of Resources:

https://www.tfah.org/story/tfahs-portal-of-covid-19-resources/

 

Resources for Women Who are Pregnant or Breastfeeding:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/pregnancy-breastfeeding.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fspecific-groups%2Fpregnancy-faq.html

Tips to Improve your Internet Speed During Periods of High Demand:

https://connectednation.org/helpful-tips-to-improve-your-internet/

CoronavirusNOW news site:

https://www.coronavirusnow.com/

Resources for Older Adults & People With Disabilities:

https://acl.gov/COVID-19#ProgramIssues

Resources for Faith Leaders:

 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/6rdy6rhhsircrm0/3.17.20%20Faith-%20and%20Community-Based-COVID-19-FAQ%20Final.pdf?dl=0

 

School meal pickup locations:

https://schoolmealfinder.hoonuit.com/

Coronavirus self-monitoring tools from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC):

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/risk-assessment.html

 

Local Resources Available Through State Hotline: www.211texas.org or dial 2-1-1

Frequently Asked Questions About Coronavirus:

https://www.fastmed.com/coronavirus-2019/

How to Protect Yourself (videos):

https://youtu.be/1APwq1df6Mw

 

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public

 

Printable Materials:

 

Share Facts About COVID-19:

 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/share-facts-h.pdf

 

Stop the spread of germs poster:

 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/stop-the-spread-of-germs.pdf

How To Make a Face Mask:

 

Click Here To Download

Symptoms of Coronavirus Disease 2019 Poster:

 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/COVID19-symptoms.pdf

 

Wash your hands:

 

https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/pdf/wash-your-hands-poster-english-508.pdf

Mental Health Resources

How to Care for Yourself While Practicing Physical Distancing

Signs, Symptoms & How To Relieve Stress

How Do I Know Someone is Experiencing Anxiety or Depression?

 

How to Help Someone with Anxiety or Depression During COVID-19

How to Support a Loved One Going Through a Tough Time During COVID-19 

Care & Well-Being Check Services (paid):

 

https://www.carecheckers.com/

Warm Lines throughout the country:

 

https://www.nami.org/NAMI/media/NAMI-Media/BlogImageArchive/2020/NAMI-National-HelpLine-WarmLine-Directory-3-11-20.pdf

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