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COVID-19 Information & Resource Center

What California Parents and Students Should Know About the Coronavirus: a Quick Guide

The coronavirus is having an impact on schools across California and nationally.  Are all schools in California closed? What challenges do schools face to delivering online learning to all students? How long will schools be closed for in-person instruction? What plans are being made for California schools to reopen?

EdSource answers these and other questions about online instruction, school meals, standardized testing, and more in a Q and A. Read more ›

Educating Over Zoom

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, Zoom has assembled resources to help teachers, administrators, and students set up virtual classrooms, participate in online classes, and continue their studies online. Read more ›

California Department of Public Health Orders Individuals to Stay Home Except for Essential Needs

The California State Public Health Officer and Director of the California Department of Public Health is ordering all individuals living in the State of California to stay home or at their place of residence, except as needed to maintain continuity of operation of the federal critical infrastructure sectors, critical government services, schools, childcare, and construction, including housing construction. Read more ›

California School Districts Learn More About What State Expects During a Long Shutdown

Gov. Gavin Newsom advised school districts on Tuesday that they should expect to be closed the rest of the school year. On Wednesday, a 75-minute webinar led by the California Department of Education, viewed by about 7,000 people, provided guidance on how to provide distance learning, meals for students and limited child care while schools are shut down because of the coronavirus. Read more ›

CDE COVID-19 Guidance: Resources to Support Distance Learning [web resource]

The California Department of Education has issued COVID-19 Guidance for K-12 Schools on how to provide distance learning, meals for students and limited child care while schools are shut down because of the coronavirus. Read more ›

How to Keep School Rhythm and Routines for Young Children at Home

As schools shift to remote learning models for the foreseeable future, parents and caregivers are finding themselves in a new role—that of the school co-teacher. Though parents are naturally a part of their children’s ongoing education, co-teaching is a new role for many of them. Read more ›

When School Is Closed: Resources to Keep Kids Learning at Home [web resource]

Some schools and afterschool programs are closing in response to the coronavirus. If this is happening in your community, you may be looking for engaging ways to keep kids reading, writing, exploring, and learning at home. Reading Rockets has lots of ideas to immerse kids in language and stories, build background knowledge, and inspire creative play. Read more ›

Combating Anxiety: 5 Tips to Help You Regain Your Calm

Anxiety thrives on uncertainty. And, as the coronavirus spreads, our unanswered questions can make us feel vulnerable or fearful.  And here’s a catch-22: The more you stress, the more vulnerable you can become to viruses, because stress can dampen your immune response. But there are steps you can take to push back against the communal anxiety. Read more ›

Common Sense Media Offers Resources to Deal with School Closures and More [web resource]

Common Sense has launched two new webpages compiling extensive resources for parents and educators with best practices for learning at home, keeping kids supervised and engaged, safeguarding physical and mental wellness, and more. Read more ›

Coronavirus Anxiety? We Can Help.

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has sickened people across the globe, and there are no clear answers about how many people the virus will affect, whether it can be contained, how long it will last, or when a vaccine might be available. Read more ›

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