2019 Novel Coronavirus Resources  

Resources for essential workers needing childcare

Funds are currently available to support parents who are essential workers who need child care. For more information, please click HERE.


Resources for homeless youth

If your family is in a temporary or inadequate living situation due to a loss of housing, your child might be eligible for certain educational rights and services.

Homeless Student Referrals: http://bit.ly/ReferKernMV

If you need housing assistance, call 211 for available housing resources and services in your community.

Resources for suspected child abuse or neglect

If you suspect child abuse or neglect, please call the Kern County Child Abuse Hotline.

Child Protective Services Hotline:
(661) 631-6011 (Countywide)
(760) 375-6049 (Ridgecrest)

Reports of child abuse can be made at any time and people should call 911 for emergencies.


Internet connectivity offers

To help families during this time of need, many Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are offering low-cost, or no-cost internet plans for qualified new low-income customers. Click the links below for details.

AT&T

Charter/Spectrum

T-Mobile

Verizon


Notable health websites

California COVID-19 Page

CDC Coronavirus Page

Kern County Public Health Coronavirus Page

California Department of Public Health Coronavirus Page


Resources for schools

CDE FAQ Document (March 27, 2020)

Guidance For Large Gatherings (Released March, 11 2020 by CA Public Health)

School Closure Guidelines (Released March 7, 2020 by CDE & CA Public Health)

Fact Sheet (CDC) [English]  [Spanish]

Stop the Spread of Germs Poster (CDC) [English]  [Spanish]

Symptoms of Coronavirus Disease 2019 poster (CDC) [English]  [Spanish]

Pandemic Plan Guidelines for Schools (CDC)

How to Talk to Children about COVID-19

Hand Washing Fact Sheet [English]  [Spanish]

Hand washing video