COVID-19 Pandameic Resources and Tips
Due to the current climate and changes as it relates to COVID-19 aka Caronavirus, we have gathered a list of useful tools and resources. Please check back frequently as we will update this list. Have a great tool or resource to add? Then click, to send an email here.
ALL schools closed through April 15th with online classes starting Monday, March 30th, for more details, click Broward County Public Schools.
Food and Nutrition Services for Students and Families
March 30-April 15 – click here.
You can apply for Reemployment Assistance (formerly known as unemployment compensation) if you were working in Florida and are now:
▪ Quarantined by a medical professional or a government agency.
▪ Laid off or sent home without pay for an extended period of time because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
▪ Caring for an immediate family member who is diagnosed with COVID-19.
To learn more about the program and how you can apply online, visit http://www.floridajobs.org/Reemployment-Assistance-Service-Center/reemployment-assistance/claimants
Education companies offering free subscriptions due to school closing. Click here.
Scholastic is offering free online courses so your kids can keep learning while schools are closed, click here.
Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried has activated the Summer BreakSpot website because 71.9 percent of students in Florida public schools receive free or reduced lunches. Free Meal for Kids and Teens Summer BreakSpot locations are a place for kids and teens 18 and under to come and enjoy free meals while school is out. Click here for locations.
CRISIS INTERVENTION HOTLINES TO KNOW DURING COVID-19 OUTBREAK
Call 211 for help in connecting to the various health and human resources available in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties, including food banks, financial assistance and domestic violence hotlines.The24-hour helpline provides information in English, Spanish and Creole. Remember, for emergencies, call 911.
You can also call 211 in Broward County for help finding food, housing, healthcare, senior services, child care, and additional services.
Domestic Violence Hotline — 800-962-2873
Rape Hotline — 305-585-7273
Suicide Prevention /SAFENET — 305-358-HELP (4357)
Department of Children and Families — 305-377-5773
Elder Help Line (8:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.) — 305-670-4357
Lost your job? Need food? Internet? These places can help during the coronavirus crisis. Miami Herald article
The Big List of Children’s Authors Doing Online Read Alouds & Activities. Click here.
These 12 Famous Museums Offer Virtual Tours You Can Take on Your Couch (Video) – click here.
The world is in crisis. Keep Calm, Stay Wise & Be Kind.
This Coping Calendar has 30 suggested actions to look after ourselves and each other as we face this global crisis together: