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RESOURCES- COVID-19

Hello to our Wonderful Partners and Precious Families. Welcome to our COVID-19 Resource page, here you will find updates as we receive them to keep you informed.

ATTENTION SOCIAL DISTANCING! ATTENTION SOCIAL DISTANCING! ATTENTION SOCIAL DISTANCING!
GOVERNOR NEWSOM  ISSUED NEW EXECUTIVE ORDER FURTHER  ENHANCING STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT
 
 

 A MESSAGE FROM FIRST 5 GLENN CONY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: PATRICIA LOERA

 
Hello to our Wonderful Partners and Precious Families,
 
With respect to the seriousness of the Corona virus/Covid-19 outbreak and the Executive Order from the California Governor, all
 
First 5 Staff are mandated to shelter in home with their families until county is released
As your county First 5 Executive Director, I will maintain the Nurturing Nest's business remotely and will do my best to make sure your needs are heard and tended to as appropriate and possible.  If you should need diapers, formula or other family support please email us or call the Nurturing Nest - First 5 Agency at (530) 934-6885. 
There will need to be an allowance of a 24hr. turn-a-round to respond. Thank  you for your patience in this very delicate and unusual time.
First 5 Glenn County encourages everyone to support and obey the Social Distancing model of staying at least 6 feet away from others in the public, washing hands often, sanitizing often touched areas in your car, home and carts/areas in stores.  Preferably, encouraging all families to stay home in place until notified by our California Dept. of Public Health and Glenn County Authorities.
     
If you should  need attention on a matter before April 17th,  please call 
First 5 Glenn County office @ (530) 934-6885
I will reply and return any non-emergency messages upon my return of April 17th.
We wish you health and safety,

Patricia Loera
Executive Director
First 5 Glenn County
1035 West Wood Street
Willows  CA  95988

Desk (530) 934-6885
ploera@glenncoe.org
 

Coronavirus (COVID-19): No baby formula at the store? Here's what to do

Scary Facebook posts and Instagram photos of empty shelves can make it seem like there's a coronavirus formula shortage. But healthcare providers, WIC, and formula makers assure us that formula is available. Their number-one piece of advice: Don't panic. Number two: Shop online; formula is available at retailers, and more is on the way. And number three: Don't make your own formula (doing so could be dangerous).

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1. California’s New Peer Support Service is Available For Those Experiencing Increased Anxiety 

The state’s newly enacted mental health peer telephone line and web-chat service is available to any California resident experiencing increased levels of anxiety and interest in connecting with a peer. 
morning media
TODAY'S MUST READ
LAist: Already On The Margins, Child Care Providers Look For Coronavirus Relief
Child care providers around the state are closing as parents whose jobs are deemed "non-essential" have been told to stay home with their kids to stop the spread of coronavirus. (Dale, 3/24/20)
 

Aid family leave / child care/ home visits

    • President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed a $100 billion coronavirus aid package into law which includes provisions for emergency paid leave for workers as well as free testing. The Senate passed a bill earlier in the day to expand paid leave and unemployment benefits in response to the coronavirus pandemic, part of a staggering response expected in the coming weeks to avoid economic calamity.
    • This story also appears in CNN.
    • A  schools and businesses close across California to try to stop the spread of the coronavirus, child care providers are calling on Gov. Gavin Newsom to provide emergency support to stay in business during the coronavirus pandemic.
     

    EDUCATION

      • Virtually all schools across the state are closed and there has been hope that it might last only a few weeks and include spring break in many districts. But Gov. Gavin Newsom said Tuesday that schools might need to stay closed through the end of the academic year in response to the coronavirus emergency.
      • Gov. Gavin Newsom advised school districts on Tuesday that they should expect to be closed the rest of the school year. On Wednesday, educators began Day 1 of that new and, for some, shocking reality with a 75-minute webinar led by the California Department of Education, viewed by about 7,000 people, on how to provide distance learning, meals for students and limited child care while schools are shut down because of the coronavirus.

UPDATES FROM CDC REGARDING COVID-19

March 19, 2020
This message includes weekly updates on theCOVID-19 response from CDC. The COVID-19 Outbreak is a rapidly evolving situation and information will be updated on the COVID-19 Situation Summary as it becomes available.
 
 

WI-FI and internet connection for low income families

Xfinity/Comcast Wi-Fi open to everyone (Area Hotspots broadcasting “Xfinitywifi” in some locations within the city limits of Orland, Willows, and Hamilton City):
 
Comcast Internet Essentials (Internet Services) for Low-Income Families in locations served by Comcast:
25Mb $9.95/month
 
Please share this with your families who may not have internet services at home.