I’m worried about childcare or my child’s education.COVID-19 has impacted students in both the K-12 sector and higher education in multiple ways, as schools pivot to online or distance learning or completely close campuses. The Governor of the State of California recently announced that, while the situation is changing quickly, communities should not expect to return to school before the summer break.
If you’ve experienced any of these changes either for your child(ren) and or yourself, please review the resources below.
Childcare Information and Resources
Family Resource and Referral Center
If you are a health care worker, first responders, or any essential service worker and are in need of child care, licensed family child care is a great option-especially as family child care homes are a smaller setting and are good options for social distancing. Many child care providers are accepting new children. Family Resource & Referral Center provides free, professional referrals (not recommendations) to licensed child care providers in the county. You can call (209) 461-2908, visit www.frrcsj.org or click on the link below for a referral.
Transitional Age Youth (TAY) Online Support
TAY now offers FREE online video conferencing and mentoring services for youths age 16-25. Youth can receive support and guidance on matters ranging from emotional wellbeing to education to employment.
CAPC (Child Abuse Prevention Services) Services During COVID-19
- CAPC is providing early childhood education services, including free preschool/daycare services for children of essential workers (0-12 years). More information here.
- CAPC is also offering free virtual home visits with trained professionals who will provide support to you and your children (specifically children 0-3). Support includes: getting kids ready to succeed in school, connecting parents with community resources, and more. For more information, click here and scroll down to the FamilyWORKs portion.
- CAPC has information for you about Parent Cafés, which are parent groups designed to share information & ideas that help parents take care of themselves, build positive relationships with their children, and build lasting relationships in their community. Parent Cafés are meeting virtually during C-19. More information here.
Online Learning Resources
San Joaquin County Office of Education (SJCOE)
SJCOE is offering Distance Learning Office Hours Weekdays 4:00-5:00PM available August 17- September 25, 2020.
Wide Open School, a new remote learning resource for families and educators
WideOpenSchool.org is a source of quality content that will provide educators and caregivers with the support they need to shift to remote teaching and serve as a one-stop, trusted place for families to engage kids who are now learning from home.
Wide Open School features the very best resources from publishers, nonprofits, and education companies, including the American Federation of Teachers, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Head Start, Khan Academy, and PBS.
Sesame Street in Communities
This is a resource for parents and caregivers that contains guidance on talking to children about COVID-19, comfort strategies, and tips on managing uncertainty.
Edible Schoolyard Education for the Home Classroom
If you are looking for education lessons that students can complete at home, you’ve come to the right place! Here you’ll find educational resources – created specifically for this time of distance learning – that engage students in understanding how food is deeply connected to so many parts of our lives.
Updates from the Stockton San Joaquin County Public Library
- If you wish to access the library’s electronic resources but do not have a library card, you can call (209)937-8221 in Stockton or (866)805-7323 from San Joaquin County.
- They are available to help the community 10am-5pm.
- Find more updates here.
Resources from the Stockton Community Services Library and Recreation Department
The Stockton San Joaquin County Public Library is also posting wellness tips, daily adventures, and story time for kids and teens on their facebook page. Check it out!
Wi-Fi Internet Resources
- We recommend taking a look at this List of Low-Cost & No-Cost Internet Providers.
San Joaquin County WorkNet Resources
Access the new Supervisorial District Fund
Each Supervisorial District recently received $3 million each. This new funding can be used to reimburse costs to Health Care partners, small businesses that have experienced business interruption due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, and other COVID-19 related expenses. This definition may also extend to nonprofits.
Please connect with your Supervisor via email or phone (click here) so you may learn more about how you can access the dollars:
If you live in District 1 – Supervisor Villapudua, firstname.lastname@example.org
If you live in District 2 – Supervisor Miller, email@example.com
If you live in District 3 – Supervisor Patti, firstname.lastname@example.org
If you live in District 4 – Supervisor Winn, email@example.com
If you live in District 5 – Supervisor Elliott, firstname.lastname@example.org
If you’re not sure which Supervisorial District you live in, then please use this district lookup tool.
Update on Coronavirus Stimulus Payments
The IRS has begun sending payments to taxpayers nationwide. Most people won't need to take any action if they are eligible for payment. To check your payment status, visit their site.
Has your employment status changed, or are you working less hours because of COVID?
If you have lost your job or your employer has reduced your hours because of COVID-19,
UI provides partial wage replacement benefit payments to workers who lose their job or have their hours reduced, through no fault of their own (including because of COVID-19). Eligible individuals can receive benefits that range from $40-$450 per week.
If you are an entrepreneur or independent contractor who needs support,
- You can apply for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA).The PUA benefits are payable if an individual doesn't qualify for regular UI benefits in California or another state and also does not qualify for State Disability Insurance or Paid Family Leave benefits. For more details, click here.
If you are looking for a new job now,
- Child Abuse Prevention Council (CAPC) is hiring. Take a look at their open positions here.
- Dollar Tree, a Stockton Chamber of Commerce member, is hiring nationwide at their stores and distribution centers.
- Amazon is hiring in Stockton. To apply, text STOCKTONNOW to 77088 for job alerts or visit amazon.com/centralvalleyjobs.
- Stockton Unified (SUSD) is hiring. Take a look at their open roles here.
- San Joaquin County WorkNet provides great resources for job seekers, including programs specifically designed for getting you back to work. Click here to learn more.
- CalJOBS is supporting the people of California in getting back to work. Search for job listings in your area here.
If you are unable to work due to having or being exposed to COVID-19,
DI provides short-term benefit payments to eligible workers who have a full or partial loss of wages due to a non-work-related illness, injury, or pregnancy. Benefit amounts are approximately 60-70 percent of wages (depending on income) and range from $50-$1,300 a week.
If you are unable to work because you are caring for an ill or quarantined family member,
PFL provides up to six weeks of benefit payments to eligible workers who have a full or partial loss of wages because they need time off work to care for a seriously ill family member or to bond with a new child. Benefit amounts are approximately 60-70 percent of wages (depending on income) and range from $50-$1,300 a week.
For more information, visit the California Employment Development Department.
If you are an immigrant who needs financial assistance,
You can apply for Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants (DRAI), a one-time state-funded disaster relief payment for undocumented adult immigrants impacted by COVID-19 and who are not eligible to receive funds from the CARES Act federal stimulus payments or from pandemic unemployment benefits. An undocumented adult who qualifies can receive $500 in direct assistance, with a maximum of $1,000 in assistance per household.
You can begin your application with CRLAF by calling this toll-free number: 877-557-0521.
If you are concerned about COVID-19 financial scams,
CRC (California Reinvestment Coalition) has developed a helpful infographic in English and Spanish to alert people on how they can protect themselves and their loved ones from scammers and bad actors. Vulnerable communities are disproportionately targeted by financial predators.
If you are a farmer, rancher, producer, or you have a rural-based business,
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has created a COVID-19 Federal Rural Resource Guide that be can be used to provide immediate and long-term assistance to rural communities affected by COVID-19.
Questions about the Governor's Stay at Home Order?
For consistent updates, please visit covid19.ca.gov.
- Dine-in restaurants
- Bars and nightclubs
- Entertainment venues
- Gyms and fitness studios
- Public events and gatherings
- Convention Centers
- Hair and nail salons
- Places of worship and cultural ceremonies, like weddings and funerals
- Offices for non-critical infrastructure sectors
- Shopping malls
- Wineries and tasting rooms
- Movie theaters
- Family entertainment centers (for example: bowling alleys, miniature golf, batting cages and arcades)
- Zoos and museums
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