Resources for Families Regarding COVID-19

As we work our way through this ever-evolving situation, we have been grateful for the guidance provided by reputable agencies and organizations. We’re sharing some of those here and will add to the list as new resources become available. If you have seen something that you’ve found particularly helpful and think we should include it on this list, please send it our way.

NEW LINK (Updated 3/19/20):

Things to do: Videos of Penguins at the Shedd Aquarium
Source: Shedd Aquarium


Frequently Asked Questions and Answers: Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19) and Children
Source: Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Information on the Outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Source: MA Department of Public Health

The Latest: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Source: Boston Public Health Commission

Boston Public Health Commission | Coronavirus | Fact Sheet
Source: Boston Public Health Commission
In English / Spanish / Portuguese / Chinese / Haitian Creole / Vietnamese


How To Talk To Your Kids About Coronavirus
Source: PBS Kids
(See below for more resources for talking to kids about Coronavirus.)

Talking with children about Coronavirus Disease 2019: Messages for parents, school staff, and others working with children
Source: Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource
Source: NASP (National Association of School Psychologists) and NASN (National Association of School Nurses)

Also available in Spanish:

Talking With Children: Tips for Caregivers, Parents, and Teachers During Infectious Disease Outbreaks
Source: SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental health Services Administration)


CDC Guidelines for K-12 and Childcare programs: 
Source: Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Pandemic Checklist for Childcare Providers
Source: Department of Health & Human Services & Centers for Disease Control

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