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Children and Family, Community Tips, COVID-19, Schools, Uncategorized COVID-19 Reopening Massachusetts Public Schools 2020-2010

Reopening Massachusetts Public Schools 2020-2010

Concerning COVID-19 in Massachusetts, we have a lot to be optimistic about. We are viewed around the country as a leader in developing strategies to reduce the spread of infection. Reopening our schools is safe because we’ve gotten the rates of transmission down to a low level. If we were in another state, we would […]

9/1/20 at 12:51 pm     115
Children and Family, Community Tips, COVID-19, COVID-19 Local News, Department News and Updates, Local Health News, Schools, Uncategorized, Uncategorized COVID-19 Watch the Replay of the Informational Webinar for School Leadership and Stakeholders During COVID-19 | August 20, 2020

Watch the Replay of the Informational Webinar for School Leadership and Stakeholders During COVID-19 | August 20, 2020

Barnstable County hosted a webinar for school departments, personnel and all stakeholders on Cape Cod and the Islands today providing clarification on topics including interpreting local data, the different kinds of tests, guidance on purchasing supplies, disinfecting vs. cleaning, and much more. Watch the replay.  

8/20/20 at 12:00 pm     177
Children and Family, Community Tips, COVID-19, COVID-19 Press Releases, Local Health News, Newsroom, Prevention, Uncategorized Please Show Up With A Mask

Please Show Up With A Mask

The Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment is exploring new ways to convey to young locals and visitors the importance of wearing masks during the pandemic and launched the #ShowUpWithAMask campaign today. We get it. It’s summer and you would rather be on the beach or at a get-together with friends, but Cape Cod […]

7/29/20 at 10:41 am     552
Children and Family, Community Tips The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on adolescents

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on adolescents

Children and adolescents may appear to be less at risk for severe COVID-19 symptoms, but the pandemic has significantly disrupted their lives in other ways. Social distancing and the interruption of typical school routines can be especially challenging for adolescents, two Johns Hopkins experts say.

5/14/20 at 9:45 am     270     Johns Hopkins University
Children and Family, Community Tips, COVID-19 Talking to Children About Coronavirus (COVID19)

Talking to Children About Coronavirus (COVID19)

Parents and teachers are faced with the challenge of discussing the evolving coronavirus outbreak with young children. Although these may be difficult conversations, they are also important. There are no “right” or “wrong” ways to talk with children about such public health emergencies. However, there are suggestions you may find helpful from the American Academy […]

4/28/20 at 8:03 am     330
Children and Family, Community Tips, Mental Health and Self-Care, Uncategorized COVID-19 Intimate Partner Violence During COVID-19

Intimate Partner Violence During COVID-19

According to the World Health Organization, violence against women tends to increase during every type of emergency, including epidemics. Older women and women with disabilities are likely to have additional risks and needs. These “stay at home” advisories can impact intimate partner violence, as not everyone’s home is safe. The Independence House has a 24-hour hotline. […]

4/27/20 at 3:23 pm     215
Children and Family, Community Tips A Message from Children’s Cove on Children and Online Safety

A Message from Children’s Cove on Children and Online Safety

With schools being closed, children of all ages have been spending a lot more time online. With this “new norm” of increased need for online access, those with online access, or those who are now getting access to the internet: parents need to take more time to talk about safety online. Child predators go where […]

4/27/20 at 1:40 pm     173
Children and Family, Community Tips, Schools, State of Massachusetts Baker-Polito Administration Announces Extension of School and Non-Emergency Child Care Program Closures

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Extension of School and Non-Emergency Child Care Program Closures

New measures include deferred student loan payments, updated remote learning guidance and enacting legislation to protect residents from evictions and foreclosures. Please visit read more at UPDATES TO SCHOOL CLOSURES

4/22/20 at 3:20 pm     154