As schools are practicing Distance Learning, please know that the nurse assigned to your child’s school is available via email. Please contact the nurse to communicate health concerns impacting education. If you do not have access to email or are unable to reach the assigned nurse, please call the Nursing and Wellness Department.
● Receive text messages from the County of San Diego regarding COVID 19 by texting “COSD COVID19” to 468-311.
● County Community Resources
● Cleaning, Sanitizing, Disinfecting Information from Dr. Taras, District Physician
● Home - 2-1-1 San Diego
● Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
● World Health Organization: WHO
● San Diego County COVID-19 Information
● California Dept of Public Health COVID-19
● CDC COVID-19 Share the Facts
Resources from Rady Children’s Hospital
● Rady has a dedicated coronavirus pediatric nurse advice line which is available to the community to support and answer questions regarding children and coronavirus. The line (858-966-8399) will be open from 8 a.m.-10 p.m., seven days a week.
● The Salvation Army is providing free meals for kids at the Salvation Army KROC Center. Children MUST be present to receive a meal. ○ Hours of Operation are Weekdays from 10 a.m. to noon. ○ Salvation Army KROC Center, 6845 University Ave., San Diego, CA 92115
● 211 San Diego works closely with our County and other local resources to connect you, your family, and other residents to community-wide service organizations that focus on health, food, housing, disaster, veterans, and other specialized needs. The organization also provides a free, 24-hour, confidential phone service in 200+ languages and a searchable online database. Additional information is available here: https://211sandiego.org/
Sometimes you’ll need a quick way to help your child calm down and you don’t have much with you. Maybe it’s when you’re out at Target or stuck in traffic. These tips will come in handy at those times:
● Imagine your favorite place - it’s like taking a mini vacation wherever you are
● Think of your favorite things ● Name animals alphabetically (alligator, bear, cow, dog, etc…)
● Squeeze Something (play dough, clay, silly putty, your fists, a stress ball)
● Get a Cold Drink of Water ● 54321 Grounding - go through each of your 5 senses
○ Take a deep belly breath to begin
○ 5 - LOOK: Look around for 5 things that you can see, and say them out loud. For example, you could say, I see the computer, I see the cup, I see the picture frame.
○ 4 - FEEL: Pay attention to your body and think of 4 things that you can feel, and say them out loud. For example, you could say, I feel my feet warm in my socks, I feel the hair on the back of my neck, or I feel the pillow I am sitting on.
○ 3 - LISTEN: Listen for 3 sounds. It could be the sound of traffic outside, the sound of typing or the sound of your tummy rumbling. Say the three things out loud.
○ 2 - SMELL: Say two things you can smell. If you’re allowed to, it’s okay to move to another spot and sniff something. If you can’t smell anything at the moment or you can’t move, then name your 2 favorite smells.
○ 1 - TASTE: Say one thing you can taste. It may be the toothpaste from brushing your teeth, or a mint from after lunch. If you can’t taste anything, then say your favorite thing to taste.