COVID-19 Response & Resources

This page is updated frequently. Please scroll down for earlier updates and resources.

For up-to-the minute information, please visit NC DHHS Coronavirus Response page

 

Latest Update – June 5, 2020

WATCH: Weekly legislative update for child advocates

This week’s focus:  K-12 Education and Student Mental Health Under COVID-19

Presenters:
Vaishnavi Kode, Youth Advocacy Council
Tahjanee Givens, Youth Advocacy Council
Geoff Coltrane, NC Office of the Governor
Leigh Kokenes, NC School Psychologists Association
Ashley Perkinson, NC Child
Whitney Tucker, NC Child
Adam Sotak, NC Child

Presentation Slides
Increasing Access to Mental Health in NC Public Schools: School Psychologist Update, Leigh Kokenes

New Resources

Executive Order 143 Addressing the Disproportionate Impact of COVID-19 on Communities, NC Governor Roy Cooper

New Testing Tools from NC DHHS

A Promotional Toolkit to Help Spread the Word 

NC DHHS has created a toolkit to help you get the word out about the COVID-19 Community Team and the new tools. The toolkit includes: 

NC Child Weekly Updates

NC Child shares weekly videoconference updates alongside our partners to ensure you have what you need to best support kids. Click below to view all previous weekly update videos in English and Spanish.

How You Can Help

Urge legislators to release COVID-19 relief funds

Since COVID-19 struck, children and families in North Carolina are struggling more than ever to meet basic needs. Please urge your state legislators to release COVID-19 relief funds as quickly as possible.

Make sure NC’s early childhood system can survive COVID-19

North Carolina can’t go back to work without child care. Please call on state leaders to put funds in place to keep early childhood teachers safe, and keep our child care providers in business.

Contact your legislators now!

North Carolina is missing out on billions in federal healthcare dollars at a time when this funding is desperately needed. Expanding Medicaid would dramatically cut our uninsured rate and bring billions of tax dollars back to our state.

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From NC Child’s Parent Advisory Council