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Community Resources

City and Country School is committed to supporting our community during this time. We have compiled this list of resources that may be helpful to you and those you know—please feel free to share. Stay safe and stay well! 

Health and Wellness

The most reliable sources for COVID-19 information remain the CDC, World Health Organization (WHO), NYSDOH, and New York City Department of Health. Their websites are updated very frequently as experts learn more about the COVID-19 and its progression, and these agencies offer many additional resources for preparing your family or business for unplanned incidents and emergencies.

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

World Health Organization (WHO)

New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH)

New York City Department of Health

General Resources

NYC Coronavirus Crisis Resources

Coronavirus and the Rights of New Yorkers (From the ACLU of New York)

COVID-19 and Health Equity Resources (From the Health Equity Initiative)

City of New York Directory of Services for assistance with locating food, shelter, and more

Registration for emergency alerts from the City of New York

Lenox Health Greenwich Village Coronavirus Resource Center

Resources for Communicating with Children

Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus) A Parent Resource (from the National Association of School Psychologists)

Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus (from ChildMind.org)

Talking to Teens and Tweens About Coronavirus (from The New York Times)

Coronavirus, A Book for Children

A Kid’s Guide to Coronavirus Video (from The New York Times)

Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring The New Coronavirus (from NPR)

Tips for Families (from Zero to Three)

NPR’s “comic” addressing common questions children might have about COVID-19

How to have a panic-free conversation with your kids about the coronavirus (from The Week)

5 Ways to Help Teens Manage Anxiety About the Coronavirus (from The New York Times

Speaking Up Against Racism Around the New Coronavirus from Teaching Tolerance, part of #UsvsHate Challenge

Financial and Employment Assistance for Individuals and Businesses

NYC Unemployment Insurance

Assistance & Guidance for Businesses Impacted Due to Novel Coronavirus–SBS

Services & Resources for Individuals Unemployed Because of COVID-19

Coronavirus and Forbearance Info for Students, Borrowers, and Parents

Food Resources

Invisible Hands

Citymeals on Wheels for the Elderly

Free Meals for All New Yorkers

NYC Food Pantries and Soup Kitchens

Free Internet Access for Families with K–12 Students

Free Spectrum Broadband and Wi-Fi access from Charter

Resources and Activities to Keep Children and Families Learning and Engaged

NYPL Connect

Additional Resources for Learning at Home from the NYC DOE

Educational Companies offering free subscriptions

Virtual tours of Museums and Galleries

Facebook Live Field Trips to the New York State Museum

How Parents Can Keep Kids Busy (and Learning) in Quarantine

Virtual Museum Tours

Learn at Home Resources

A Big List of Podcasts for Little Kids

Lincoln Center Pop-Up Classroom

Mo Willems “Lunch Doodle”

Tips For Homeschooling During Coronavirus

Union Square Play

What to do with your kids when schools are canceled

Virtual reality tours curated by Google Arts and Culture

Free Online Events and Activities for Kids at Home

Free Virtual Education Tools for Children and Their Caregivers

Avoid Cabin Fever with These 125 Ideas to Keep Kids Entertained During the Coronavirus Crisis

Boredom Busters 110 Fun At-Home Activities for Families and Kids

Actividades que hacer con los niños en casa… [Activities to Do with Children at Home], Video

How to Create the Best Environment for Homeschooling

Self-Care Resources

Activities to Do at Home with Kids

Exercise, Health, and Self-Care for Coronavirus Isolation

YMCA @ Home

Five Minutes of Guided Breathing