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Get the most up-to-date numbers, recommendations, and regulations for Oregon as well as answers to frequently asked questions regarding COVID-19 and local response.
Oregon's Department of Education school re-opening strategy, find a link to the most updated school guidance. Last update on 8/18/20
Exposure to Illness
The quick and dirty on COVID-19 prevention
The go-to article from the CDC addressing when to quarantine, how long to isolate, how to isolate sick folks from well within the home, how to disinfect, etc.
Keeping the Household Sane
HealthyChildren article discussing strategies to promoting positivity in the home
Family life has always been a bit chaotic. Now more than ever, having dinner together offers an opportunity to connect, unwind, and collaborate. The Family Dinner Project offers inspiration. And a whole slew of pandemic resources of their own.
So much more than just sleep information, this article addresses how our waking routines impact our ability to have adequate rest. Sleep is an important part of being our healthiest self and it can often be the canary-in-the-coalmine for our mental health.
Supporting Children and Self-Care
An article that was originally written to help parents find new ways to re-frame and address challenges in neurodiverse kids now has greater application in an era where most children are dealing with heightened levels of anxiety. If you, like me, find this article helpful, look for more by Robyn Koslowitz on Targeted Parenting.
The best summation of psychological first aid for folks in a hurry. Motherly also has good articles on helping kids through disappoint caused by social distancing and other COVID mental health impacts.
A more in-depth guide to psychological first aid
An article about how to identify parental burnout and how to combat it
This is basically an index of resources from one of the leading organizations supporting children's mental and social well-being.
From the CDC, how to stay safe while using public facilities
This article breaks down how to assess risk levels. Here's a safety checklist.
A website to get kids moving - at home, indoors, with screentime. Parenting win.
PDX Parent's regularly updated page for resources and activity ideas as well as virtual events
What school may look like when it re-opens and how to keep schooling safe once cases drop enough in our community
An in-depth discussion of the pros and cons of forming a schooling pod in your community
An article about setting up a space for learning and a predictable schedule
A good pep-talk and reality check to revisit anytime the stress levels are rising.
A compilation of online learning activities, this web page is the best organized resource I found. Explore one a week!
A searchable database for online resources. Got a topic your kid is passionate about? This website makes it easy to do a deep-dive mini-course. Type it in and explore!
Need help troubleshooting virtual schooling? Common Sense Media is all about rating and curating the best media content and tools for kids and learning. Check out their distance learning support tool Wide Open School for grade-based planning and resources.
Look for the section for parents. There is a symptom checker app, a health tracker app, and the Healthy Children magazine app
OPB's educational shows turned into interactive education