Healthy tips, learning activities & care giver resource links in response to the novel COVID 19 virus situation
>> The Cabell County FRN receives updates from many different partners. The resource listing is compiled and shared in one location to conveniently access multiple sources. If you have questions, the sources and their websites are listed.
page updated June 1, 2020
Please see below several new COVID-19 resources from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) related to individuals with disabilities:
May 20, 2020
Cabell County Schools
Update March 22, 2020: Cabell student meal delivery continues Monday, plus employee instructions – Get the latest updates by visiting www.cabellschools.com, or the following link: http://ow.ly/cKoI50ySCur
Find the Latest School Closure Information Here COVID-19 Update – March 13
Governor Announces all Schools Closed Effective Monday, March 16
In a news conference earlier today, West Virginia Governor Jim Justice announced that all public schools will be closed for students effective Monday, March 16, 2020. The Governor stated that all schools would remain closed for students until further notice.
This closure includes all public-school extracurricular and co-curricular activities beginning Monday, March 16, 2020. All athletic practices and competitions; theater, music and band practices and performances; and all other afterschool gatherings of students are included in the cancellation. Events occurring before Monday, such as SAT testing, will continue as scheduled.
While the district’s Pre-K programs will not be operating, this closure does not directly include community-based childcare or daycare centers. Daycare centers are private entities. They will be working collaboratively with the Department of Health and Human Resources.
Adult Basic Education (ABE) and Advanced Career Education (ACE) programs will continue as scheduled at the Cabell County Career Technology Center.
Board of Education meetings will continue as scheduled; however, student celebrations will be postponed.
The West Virginia Department of Education has advised districts to deliver instruction via alternative methods. As long as staff are working in schools supporting students, we do not anticipate making up missed days. Depending on the length of the closure, a decision will be made regarding if and how missed instructional days will be made up.
Weekday Breakfasts and Lunches for Students
Beginning Monday, March 16, Cabell County Schools will be establishing “Grab & Go” student meal sites across the county which will provide free bagged meals for any child 18 and under. The sites will operate Monday through Friday each week. The breakfasts for the next day will be packaged in a bag with the daily lunch. Once the pickup sites are established, the list of locations and times will be published over the weekend. It is expected the list of “Grab & Go” sites may change so be sure to visit this page often for the latest updates. Meals will be delivered by school buses to the “Grab & Go” sites. These sites will be operated much like a drive-through, where a parent or guardian need not exit the car to pick up a meal. We will assess the demand for meals each day and increase or decrease meal production as needed. Meals will be served over Spring Break.
For more information about the Cabell County Schools Food Program, please call (304) 528-5048 or (304) 528-5249.
TO FIND the most up to date list of grab & go lunch sites, technology access, back pack programs, school schedule updates, please follow Cabell Co. Schools website and social media links
Cabell County Health Dept.
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is caused by a coronavirus that has not been found to occur in humans prior to being identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China in December of 2019.
TO FIND the most up to date public health information, please follow the Cabell Co. Health Dept. website and social media
Update March 23, 2020- Cabell County Public Library
We are saddened to make this announcement; however, we have made the tough decision to close the library completely until further notice. We want to do our part to protect our staff and community.
Our drive-up window will remain open until 5:00 p.m. this evening. Please pick up any available holds that you have before then.
We are encouraging you to keep your checked out materials and return them once we reopen; however, you may return items to our book drop if you wish.
Items will not be overdue during this period and fines will be waived.
You may also message this account with questions.
We will continue to post updates to our social media accounts and website: www.Cabell.lib.wv.us
Thank you, and stay safe!
Facebook Virtual Events
A wealth of resources and links ….
The Huntington Museum of Art’s Nature Trails are open! While the Museum remains closed to the public, the Nature Trails are ready for hikers and will remain open during daylight hours.
The Huntington Museum of Art urges visitors to do their part when visiting the trails and to follow CDC guidance to prevent the spread of infectious diseases by maintaining a safe distance between yourself and other groups; washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth; covering your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze; and most importantly, staying home if you feel sick.
Please enjoy this beautiful photo of a trillium, one of the many wildflowers found on the trail during the Spring months. Thank you to HMA Docent Suzanne Alexander for sharing this wonderful photo with us. The photo was taken last year and the trail will soon be covered in trilliums. Keep your eyes open and please share your photos with us! #HMAtrails #HMANature
Explore, color, connect to library collections
SOURCE:The New York Academy of Medicine Color Collections
View online art collections at the Muesum of Paris
Lesson 2: Build your own attractions
Lesson 3: Build your own character
The French Experiment
Travel – Be an arm chair traveler and explore new destinations
Below is the entire list of National Parks you can tour virtually. Click on any of the names and you’ll be taken right to that National Park. The best part is, they are all FREE admission!
Kennedy Space Center Facebook Live events
Online Learning, Activities and Projects to do from Home
Introducing the PBS KIDS Daily Newsletter
As schools across the country are closing due to COVID-19, PBS KIDS is here to help. Next week, we will introduce a new newsletter, with activities and tips you can use to play and learn at home with your child. From special episodes to recipes, and activities to crafts, we’ll share tips each day for your family to enjoy from shows like Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Wild Kratts, Pinkalicious & Peterrific and more. Subscribe today to begin receiving daily updates Monday through Friday from your friends at PBS KIDS.
Parenting tips and resources on raising kids
Open Culture scours the web for the best educational media. We find the free courses and audio books you need, the language lessons & educational videos you want, and plenty of enlightenment in between.
Complete Schoolhouse Rock video series
Sesame Street in Communities Team
Daily routines have changed for many families because of steps taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Many families will likely be spending more time at home together, and we want to help parents and caregivers make the most of that time. The Sesame Street team is working hard to create resources to help families stay healthy, find comfort, and learn playfully at home. We’re calling this the Caring for Each Other initiative—a long term commitment to supporting families through this crisis.
Here’s what’s new, and what’s coming:
- Visit SesameStreet.org/caring for resources designed to provide comfort, manage anxiety, and foster learning at home. You’ll find activities for daily routines, videos, printables, and interactive games.
- On March 30, 2020, you’ll be able to find even more resources for you on a new topic page on Sesame Street in Communities, called Health Emergencies. This page will be home to four new animations, printable activities, articles for caregivers, and activity bundles that families can use to build skills and have fun together.
As you’re settling in to your own “for now” normal, keep it simple. Be a part of this effort to support families by liking, sharing, and retweeting our Sesame Street in Communities social posts. And share how you’re making the best of a tough situation using #caringforeachother.
We’ll keep you updated as new resources launch. Together, we’ll discover ways you can continue to connect with and offer comfort to the families and children you care for!
Scholastic Learn at Home Projects – Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing.
Even when schools are closed, you can keep the learning going with these special cross-curricular journeys. Every day includes four separate learning experiences, each built around a thrilling, meaningful story or video. Kids can do them on their own, with their families, or with their teachers. Just find your grade level and let the learning begin!
-The Editors of Scholastic Classroom Magazines.
The Scholastic Learn at Home website does not require a username or password, and is open freely to all.
Tips for care givers, children, communities, schools, business and employees
Dealing with Stress
update April 16, 2020
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SOURCE: WV DHHR
Prevent Child Abuse America
For parents—this section provides resources for parents for how to talk with children about COVID-19. These strategies emphasize reassurance of child fears and anxieties, modeling proper hygiene, establishing routines in the case of school closures, and monitoring media use:
For children—this section provides age-appropriate resources for children (e.g., songs and videos) regarding proper hygiene, illness, and visits to medical professionals:
For communities—this section provides resources and information regarding the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on under-resourced communities and communities of color and ways in which communities can create “population-level” strategies to limit the contact and spread of COVID-19:
For schools—this section provides resources for schools to address the instructional and IT needs of distance learning opportunities for students:
For businesses & employers—this section provides resources for business owners and employers on policies and practice for minimizing risk of COVID-19 in the workplace, organizational policies for emergency preparedness, and establishing policies for remote working: