COVID-19 Resources

In-home Activities

The resources below provide in-home activities to keep children focused and engaged in recreational pursuits, exercise, and calming activities.

PE Page  Read Alouds
Virtual Field Trip   


 

Mental Health Services

Although school sites are closed, essential mental health service through the Student Assistance Program are still available by phone and/or video conferencing systems such as FaceTime, Messenger, or Skype.

If you are concerned about how your child is emotionally responding to COVID-19 or other issues, please contact your local SAP for more information:

West End Family Counseling
(909) 983-2020, ext. 5000
sap@wefcs.org


 
Call or text to connect with specially trained staff who can listen and provide you with support and behavioral health resources. Confidential and free of charge.

East Valley (Fontana to Yucaipa)
Call (909) 421-9233 | Text (909) 420-0560

West Valley (Rancho Cucamonga to Chino)
Call (909) 458-1517 | Text 
(909) 535-1316

San Bernardino County Department of Behavioral Health's 24/7 Behavioral Health Helpline
(888) 743-1478 | SBCounty.gov/DBH

Free Mental Health Services During COVID-19 (English & Spanish)

As part of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, DHCS launched CalHOPE a website with resources to support people experiencing stress from the pandemic. The CalHOPE Warmline is live and answering calls – telephone or text. (833) 317-HOPE (4673).

More resources from CalHOPE:
Emotional Well-Being
Managing Stress
COVID-19 Stress Relief Playbook

Health and Safety Resources

Take steps to protect children and others from getting sick

Help stop the spread of COVID-19 by doing the same things everyone should do to stay healthy. Teach your children to do the same.

  • Clean hands often using soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid people who are sick (coughing and sneezing).
  • Clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces daily in household common areas (like tables, hard-backed chairs, doorknobs, light switches, remotes, handles, desks, toilets, and sinks).
  • Launder items including washable plush toys as needed. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions. If possible, launder items using the warmest appropriate water setting  and dry items completely. Dirty laundry from an ill person can be washed with other people’s items.

You can find additional information on preventing COVID-19 at How to Protect Yourself and at Preventing COVID-19 Spread in Communities. Additional information on how COVID-19 is spread is available at How COVID-19 Spreads.

Watch your child for any signs of illness
  • If you see any sign of illness consistent with symptoms of COVID-19, particularly fever, cough, or shortness of breath, call your healthcare provider and keep your child at home and away from others as much as possible. Follow CDC’s guidance on what to do if you are sick.

Watch for signs of stress in your child

  • Some common changes to watch for include excessive worry or sadness, unhealthy eating or sleeping habits, and difficulty with attention and concentration. For more information, see the “For Parents” section of CDC’s Stress and Coping.

  • Take time to talk with your child or teen about the COVID-19 outbreak. Answer questions and share facts about COVID-19 in a way that your child or teen can understand.

  • Go to CDC’s Helping Children Cope with Emergencies or Talking with Children About COVID-19 for more information.

Teach and reinforce everyday preventive actions

  • Parents and caretakers play an important role in teaching children to wash their hands. Explain that hand washing can keep them healthy and stop the virus from spreading to others.

  • Be a good role model—if you wash your hands often, they’re more likely to do the same.

  • Make hand washing a family activity.

  • Learn more about hand washing and other everyday preventive actions.