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COVID- 19 General Resources & Vaccine Safety
Keiki ages 5-11, are now eligible for COVID-19 Vaccinations!
What to expect: COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 5 to 11- Infographic
Ready to schedule an appointment?
Visit the State of Hawai‘i COVID-19 Vaccination Locations (look for the purple tab labeled COVID-19 Vaccination for Ages 5-11). Parents can also contact their child’s school directly to see if and when their school will be offering vaccinations to students. Please note that all keiki vaccinations will require a parent/guardian’s consent.
COVID-19 vaccinations protect their health, and will allow keiki to safely participate in activities which are important to their development, such as school and sports. For more information, watch the COVID-19 Vaccinations for keiki ages 5- 11 Webinar from the Hawai’i Public Health Training Hui. They provide research and key takeaways on the benefits of the COVID-19 vaccination for keiki.
Resources for Parents
- Parent FAQs: COVID Vaccine for 5-11 Year Olds
- Why Children and Teens Should Get Vaccinated for COVID-19
- Vaccine Information Fact Sheet
- PSA: Your Child’s Life is Precious. Don’t wait. Vaccinate.
- COVID-19 Vaccination Education
- Checklist in Preparation for your Child’s COVID-19 Vaccination
Resources for Healthcare Providers
- Fact Sheet for Vaccination Providers
- Information on COVID-19 Vaccination for Children 5 through 11 Years Old for Jurisdictions, Healthcare Providers, Pharmacists, Schools, and Community Partners
- Updated Toolkit: Children and COVID-19 Vaccination
- Misinformation Alerts around COVID-19 Vaccination
The ‘Ohana Tips for Parents: Ways to Support At-Home Learning is a brief guide to tips and resources to help you and your child be ready to learn at home. As a result of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus), student learning has shifted from in-classroom to at-home learning. Families, use the resources on this page to help you and your child be ready to learn at home. Teachers, please share it with your students and their families.
COVID- 19 General Resources & Vaccine Safety
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COVID- 19 General Resources:
- COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions: Coronavirus (COVID-19) frequently asked questions | CDC
- Return to School ROADMAP: A guide for K-12 Schools and Communities for the 2021-2022 school year, USDOE
- Latest COVID Information: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) | CDC
- Managing Stress and Coping: Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19 | CDC
- People at Increased Risk: Do I need to Take Extra Precautions Against COVID-19 | CDC
- Children and COVID-19: Children and Teens | COVID-19 | CDC
- What to do if a Student Becomes Sick at School or Reports a New COVID-19 Diagnosis Flowchart | CDC
- COVID-19 Vaccine Information
- Key Things to Know About COVID-19 Vaccines
- Facts About COVID-19 Vaccines in English and Spanish
For Administrators and Parents, Guardians, and Caregivers:
- Guidance for Schools and Child Care Centers: School Settings | COVID-19 | CDC
- Guidance for Direct Service Providers, Parents, Caregivers, and Guardians, and People with Developmental and Behavioral Disorders: Caring for People with Developmental and Behavioral Disorders | COVID-19 | CDC
These are great resources for schools and community-based-organizations to print and provide to their student families.
- K-12 Schools: Guidance and tools to help school administrators make decisions, protect their students and staff, and communicate with their communities. Includes posters, fact sheets, social media posts, videos, and PSAs to use at your school.
- Parents (of children ages 5-24): Ensuring Children and Young People’s Social, Emotional, and Mental Well-being. Resources are organized by age groups. Includes ready-to-print postcard reminders, door hangers, activities, and conversation starters to support your child.
- People with Disabilities: Guidance and tools to help people with disabilities and those who serve or care for them make decisions, protect their health, and communicate with their communities. Includes household checklists, posters, fact sheets, social media posts, videos, and PSAs.
- Childcare Programs: Interim Guidance for Administrators of US K-12 Schools and Child Care Programs. Includes child care symptom screening flowchart, quick guides, information on ventilation in child care programs, posters, fact sheets, videos, and PSAs.
Parent & Family Resources:
- Considerations for Schools
- Masks in Schools
- School Decision-Making Tool for Parents, Caregivers, and Guardians
- Back-to-School Planning Checklists for Parents, Caregivers, and Guardians
- Help Children Learn at Home
- Support for Teens and Young Adults
- Helping Children Cope
- K-12 Schools and Child Care Programs: FAQs for Administrators, Teachers, and Parents
Strategies for Safely Reopening Elementary and Secondary Schools:
- U.S. Department of Education COVID-19 Handbook Volume 1: Strategies for Safely Reopening Elementary and Secondary Schools
- U.S. Department of Education Releases “COVID-19 Handbook, Volume 2: Roadmap to Reopening Safely and Meeting All Students’ Needs”
- U.S Department of Education Releases COVID-19 Handbook Volume 3: Strategies for Safe Operation and Addressing the Impact of COVID-19 on Higher Education Students, Faculty, and Staff
Back to School Planning: Checklists to Guide Parents, Guardians, and Caregivers
For many families, school will look different this year than it has in previous years. Your school may offer virtual learning or have new policies and practices in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19 during in-person learning. Whatever the situation, these checklists are intended to help parents, guardians, and caregivers, plan and prepare for the upcoming school year.
- In-Person Learning Checklist (View in Spanish)
- Virtual or At-Home Learning Checklist (View in Spanish)
Hawaiʻi State Resource Guide
- Covid-19 Resource Guide (Hawaii) City and County of Honolulu
- Covid-19 Resource Guide– University of Hawai’i Office of Public Health Studies
- Hawaii DOE Covid-19 Information and Updates
- Covid-19, Hawai’i State Department of Health– Daily Updates
- Resource Directory: Crisis Services
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
Community 24/7 Services
- Crisis Line of Hawaii- 832-311 on Oahu; 1-800-753-6879 on neighbor islands
- The City of Honolulu’s COVID-19 Hotline: (808) 768-CITY (2489)
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline- 1-800-273- TALK (8255), 1-888-628-9454 for Spanish
- Public Assistance Information Line- 855-643-1643
- Public Housing Application- 808-832-5960
- Aloha United Way Call– 211- Get Help, Monday- Friday, 7 am – 5 pm for help finding food, shelter, drug treatment, childcare, job training and much more.
- The Crisis Text Line- text ALOHA to 741-741
- The Parent Line– Oahu- (808) 526-1222, Toll-Free- 1-800-816-1222
- Hours: Monday- Friday 8 am – 6 pm & Saturday- Sunday 9 am – 1 pm.
- The Parent Line is a free Statewide confidential telephone line. We are Hawaii’s premier resource on child behavior, child development, parenting, caregiver support, and community resources. Our experienced phone line staff will help you problem-solve parenting challenges and child and adolescent behavior.
- National Distress Hotline: call or text 1-800-985-5990, or text TalkWithUs to 66746
Local Food Resources
- Hawaii Island’s Food Bank The Food Basket is providing drive-thru sites for food in Hawaii Island. For help obtaining food on Hawaii Island, please call 933-6030 or use the contact form on their site to send them a message.
- Hawaii Food Bank– emergency assistance on Maui Food Bank, Hawaii County Food Basket, and Kauai.
- WIC- The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children provides Hawaii residents with nourishing supplemental foods, nutrition education, breastfeeding promotion and health and social service referrals. For those who are pregnant, breastfeeding, have recently given birth, or have a child younger than 5 years old, seeking support during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hawaii WIC Locations with contact information.
- Hawaii Afterschool Alliance: Essential workers can check this map to find the nearest meal site or child care center.
- Hawaii Child Care Program News and Announcements
- Childcare, Preschool, Resource Directory from The Parent Line
- Parent Education and Family Support, Resource Directory from The Parent Line
- Caring for Preschoolers at Home, Usable Knowledge
- Developmental Disabilities Division: (DDD) Covid-19 Information
- Hawaii Alliance of Nonprofit Organizations: Covid 19: Resources for Nonprofits
- Hireabilities Hawaii COVID-19 Resources for Individuals with Disability Benefits
- Helping Hands Hawaii: Emergency Assistance Program
- Liliʻuokalani Trust: Emergency stabilization financial assistance for Native Hawaiian families
- IRS: Coronavirus Tax Relief and Economic Impact Payments
- Med-Quest Division: Health Insurance Benefits. The State of Hawaii Med-QUEST Division (MQD) provides eligible low-income adults and children access to health and medical coverage through managed care plans. Apply Today.
- State of Hawaii Unemployment Insurance Visit their homepage for the latest updates or Apply now. You can also learn more by viewing the Covid-19 General Labor Benefits Fact Sheet.
- Social Security and Coronavirus: Covid-19 Updates
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program- (SNAP) and DHHS Updates for Food and Financial Assistance amid the Covid-19 Crisis
- Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Temporary Assistance for Other Needy Families (TAONF)
- U.S. Small Business Administration: This loan provides economic relief to small businesses and nonprofit organizations that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue.
Department of Health COVID-19 Safety Plan
- The Hawai’i Department of Health Guidance for Schools
- What you can do, if you become sick includes printable resources
- COVID-19 Exploited by Malicious Cyber Actors: National Cyber Awareness System
- Cyber Crimes Tips and Information from the Hawaii Police Department
- Hawaii DOE- Internet Safety information
- Internet Safety Tools and Tips: Kids Health from Nemours
- The Issues of Online Enticement: National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
Socio-Emotional Health and Wellbeing
Mental Health Resources and Coping Tip Sheets
- Help Your Keiki, Evidence-Based Services Committee of Hawai’i
- Mental Health America: Provides a comprehensive list of online resources
- Hawaii Community and Human resources: Finding Help Directory, Mental Health America of Hawaii
- Mental Health America of Hawaii Covid-19 Coping Tips
- Managing Fear and Anxiety around the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- Taking care of your mental health in the face of uncertainty
Apps for Mindfulness and Yoga
- Calm: An app that has free content including guided meditations, music, and stories, to support your mental and emotional wellness through this time.
- Down Dog Yoga: Access to daily streams, live streams and on demand classes
- Headspace: An app to help support you through this time of crisis, they offer meditations you can listen to anytime.
Resources for Families
- First Aid for Feelings: A workbook to help children cope during the coronavirus pandemic. This 16-page downloadable workbook is full of activities and tools to help children learn to cope with everyday challenges.
- Yale Child Study Center and Scholastic: Family Help Desk provides free resources to support families and educators. Email your specific questions about coping with the current crisis and expert clinicians and educators will respond within 2 business days.’
- Back to School Planning & Preparing Checklist for COVID-19, prepared by the CDC. This includes identifying a school contact if your child gets sick, actions to take, points to consider, and promote the use of cloth face covering.
Public Utilities Announcements and Updates
- Hawaiian Electric Company COVID–19 Updates: Contact HECO Customer Service if you are having trouble paying your bills due to the coronavirus situation.
- Hawaii Gas Press Releases (COVID-19 updates)
- Hawaiian Telcom: Coronavirus Updates
- Spectrum Mobile: COVID-19 Updates: As of Monday, March 16, Spectrum announced that it won’t terminate service or charge late fees for residential or small business customers who face difficult economic circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- U.S. Army Hawaii Resources & Information: COVID-19 Updates
Special Education Support
- ABA Parent Training Plan: Relias Academy is providing free courses due to the circumstances caused by Coronavirus (COVID-19). This course package educates parents on providing Applied Behavior Analysis for their child at home.
- Impact on Special Education -COVID-19- Q&A by the Legal Aid Society of Hawaii
- School Virtually provides information, lessons, step by step planning, and more for educators and parents to support all learners including students with disabilities as schools have made a quick switch to distance and online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Special Parent Information Network: Hawaii (SPIN) Covid-19 Resources, support & information for families with children with disabilities.
Other Helpful Links
- Civil Rights, HIPAA, and the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19):
- Coping During Covid-19, resources for parents
- Covid-19 Fact Sheet in 19 Languages
- National PTA- Tackling COVID-19 together: Resources, information, and support
- Pandemic Preparedness in the workplace and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- Resources for Native Hawaiian families and families with Native Hawaiian children in their household, who need assistance with basic needs, food, personal items and gas.
- State of Hawaii- COVID-19-Multiple Languages– information and resources from the Office of Language Access.