COVID-19: Parents & Families
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Call 1-888-COVID19 (1-888-268-4319) or text 604-630-0300 for non-medical information about COVID-19, including the latest information on travel recommendations and social distancing. Information is available in more than 110 languages from7:30 am to 8 pm.
BC Ministry of Edcuation site for parents and caregivers to keep their children learning at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Prepared by Courthouse Libraries BC, this wiki is a directory of online resources dealing with the ways COVID-19 health directives are affecting people’s lives, including information on employment, housing, family law, debt, legal assistance and courts and tribunals.
Links to federal programs for families, people facing unemployment, people who are sick, quarantined, or in directed self-isolation, people who are unable to work, seniors, students, youth and businesses.
Nidus helps people make and register representation agreements and learn about other legal planning documents. The site includes updated representation agreements and forms with tips for witnessing and signing for COVID-19.
This guide lists information about no-cost and low-cost food on the North Shore.
This guide lists information on grocery store options for ordering by phone and delivery as well as senior-specific shopping times.
Parents have the choice to send their children back to school on a gradual and part-time basis, beginning June 1. The June 1 optional return to school is part of BC's Education (K-12) Restart Plan (PDF) which prepares students and teachers for a return to full-time classes planned for September, provided it is safe to return.
Important information from the BC Ministry of Education regarding ongoing learning, final marks, graduation and frequently asked questions on continuity of learning:
The latest information from West Vacouver Schools.
In this recorded webinar Dr. Susan Siklos, a Registered Psychologist, discusses anxiety in children, with a particular focus on how children are experiencing anxiety in the time of COVID-19. Parents can expect to learn what normal worries vs. more significant anxiety looks like, how to talk to their children about COVID-19, and a few tools to help their child manage their anxiety.
Presented on April 30, 2020 by the West Vancouver Memorial Library in partnership with the North Shore Stress and Anxiety Clinic.