CHCCS/CHHS COVID-19 Response & Resources
"The well-being of our students and staff is, and always will be, our top priority. To that end, CHCCS continues to work closely with local, state and national organizations to monitor the coronavirus situation. CHCCS is taking all necessary precautions and we are continuing to keep a close eye on what is happening locally, nationally, and internationally, and communicate with the Orange County Health Department daily for direction and support." - CHCCS
Click the link CHCCS COVID-19 to view the Chapel Hill - Carrboro City Schools (CHCCS) District COVID-19 webpage.
- Click HERE for the CHCCS list of Important Contact Information for Parents/Caregivers during COVID-19 Response (English/Spanish)
- Includes the latest CHCCS District Communications, Health Plans and Policies, and the CHCCS Nurse Contact List
- Includes links to resouces to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Orange County Health Department
- Click HERE for the CHCCS webpage on At-Home Learning
- Click image above for the CHCCS Language/Translation Services website
Academic, Activity, and Self-Care Resources: (Click on the pictures/logos below to open the links)
- List of Activities for Children and Adolescents from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network
- 10 Tips for Keeping Students Engaged during School Closures: Click HERE
- UNC's Schooling at Home Resources and Strategies: Click HERE
- The Parents' Guide to Using Google Classroom Slideshow (Google Doc)
- Stages Learning Materials' Free Resource Kit for for families faced with the challenge of education and engaging their child with autism or other special needs at home
- Common Sense Media's list of free online events and activities for kids at home: Click HERE
- Teaching Tolerance's article on A Trauma-Informed Approach to Teaching Through Coronavirus
- Audible.com's FREE audio stories (for children, tweens, teens, classics, and more)
- "Here's the entire list of Education companies offering free subscriptions due to school closings."
- "Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing." (For Families, Administrators, and Teachers)
- Take virtual tours of Mars, the Zoo, Farms, Museums, and more!
- Special Education Websites for Students and Parents
- "60+ Awesome Websites for Teaching and Learning Math."
Health, Mental Health, and Wellness Resources: (Click on the pictures/logos below to open the links)
- Coronavirus Student Guide: Explanations and News Updates
- Isolation 101: How to Cope article
- CDC's Mental Health and Coping (Stress and Anxiety) during COVID-19
- SAMHSA's Guide to Coping With Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks
- North Carolina Coronavirus Hotline: 1-866-462-3821 or text VIRUS to 336-379-5775.
- Orange County Coronavirus Hotline: (919)245-6111 (8:30a.m. to 5 p.m.) - Spanish language and other languages available
- Autism Society of North Carolina Coronavirus website: HERE
- Free UNC COVID-19 Resource Toolkit for supporting children and youth with ASD during uncertain times
- COVID-19 Information By and For People with Disabilities (English) and (Spanish)
- The Town of Chapel Hill COVID-19 website: HERE
- Prevent Child Abuse America's Coronavirus Resources & Tips for Parents, Children, & Others
- COVID-19 Time Capsule (for Children and Adults) from Long Creations
- American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's "Taking Care of your Mental Health in the Face of Uncertainty" article with helpful strategies
- Mental Health America's Mental Health and COVID-19 Information and Resources
- Crisis Text Line: Text MHA to 741741 and you’ll be connected to a trained Crisis Counselor. Crisis Text Line provides free, text-based support 24/7.
- "Supporting your Children’s Social, Emotional, and Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic" from confident parents confident kids website
- Includes strategies for setting up during extended learning, and how to create a family "coping kit"
- An article from the National Center for Child Exploitation on how to help ensure your children and teens are safe online during school closures
- Orange County Health Department's COVID-19 (coronavirus) site, including Community Information
- Includes general information, guidelines, FAQ, press releases, and media to share
- Multilingual resources can be found HERE
- North Carolina Health & Human Services' COVID-19 (coronavirus) site
- Includes general information, print materials and resources, guidelines for NC families, and links to support
- Orange County Health Department's Guide to Proper Hand Washing (PDF)
- A YouTube video on How to See Germs Spread (Coronavirus) (English)
- The National Child Traumatic Stress Network PDF of the "Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope With the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)"
- Child Mind's (childmind.org) PDF of the "Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus"
- CDC's Resource page on Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19
- Includes Share Facts about COVID-19
- Multilingual Print Resources HERE (English, Spanish, Simplified Chinese)
- CDC's Coronavirus Page in Spanish HERE
- CDC's Coronavirus Page in Chinese HERE
- Up-to-date COVID-19 Case Count in North Carolina from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
- Includes a County Map and Situation Updates
Community Resources (Work, Food, Education, Utilities): (Click on the pictures/logos below to open the links)
- Resource Guide (Google Doc) to support community members affected by the impacts of COVID-19 (includes food, financial, shelters, health/mental health, and utilities)
- North Carolina 2-1-1 (Resource Finder)
- North Carolina Dept. of Commerce Employment Security (Information on applying for Unemployment)
- NC State Extension/Food Safety COVID-19 Resources
- WHERE to FIND FREE, HEALTHY MEALS for KIDS, Ages 18 and under
• Text FOODNC to 877-877 to receive a text with drive-thru or pick-up sites with meals for kids closest to you.
• Use the mapping tool at http://nokidhungrync.org/covid19/ to find drive-thru/pick-up sites with meals for kids across NC.
• Visit https://bit.ly/2QmShwT for updates from school districts and community partners serving meals — including info on additional options such as bus drop-off meals.
- COVID-19 Resources for Undocumented Community members (Google Doc with National and State Resources)
- A free food distribution is being provided to the Chapel Hill community by Hillside Church and Point Church, Chapel Hill as part of the Point Care Center
Each household may receive 2 bags of food, generally including a combination of canned food, produce, and some meats. We normally have distributions monthly, but we hope to continue weekly through the current crisis
Saturdays, beginning March 21, 2020. 11am until noon, or as long as supply lasts (Hillside Church: 201 Culbreth Rd, Chapel Hill, NC)
Please contact Chris Workman at email@example.com for more information.
- Includes a list of free resources (e.g. Health, Food, Education, Utilities) to help the community during Coronavirus
IFC is open (Inter-faith Council for Social Service) – with significant modifications (shared to community as of 3/30/2020)
IFC staff and volunteers are pulling out all of the stops to continue offering food, shelter, housing support, and (socially distanced!) human connection to our neighbors who depend on it.
Here’s how we’re staying safe and open:
Inter-Faith Council for Social Service (110 W. Main Street Carrboro, NC, 27510(919) 929-6380 firstname.lastname@example.org
- In all programs, we are following recommended hand washing, cleaning and social distancing precautions.
- Food Pantry is operating by appointment only. Staff and volunteers pre-pack grocery orders and meet members outside in the parking lot with their orders.
- Emergency Financial Assistance appointments are all being done over the phone.
- Community Kitchen is preparing to-go boxes and distributing them out of the dining room in small groups.
- Community House and HomeStart are reconfiguring sleeping arrangements to maximize distance between people. As the need arises, we will arrange for separate sleeping quarters for people who need to be isolated or quarantined.
- IFC is working closely with long-time partner Piedmont Health Services to ensure that shelter residents and staff who develop symptoms are evaluated by medical personnel as soon as possible
Please contact your student's assigned Administrator, Counselor, School Social Worker, and/or Mental Health Specialist with any additional questions, concerns, or resources.