Information and Resources re: the Covid-19 Pandemic
Information and resources on the covid-19 pandemic for parents, families, & child care providers
Despite New York's high vaccination rate, COVID-19 continues to spread in our area.
Vaccination is currently the leading public health prevention strategy to end the COVID-19 pandemic. Promoting vaccination among eligible individuals can help Early Care and Education (ECE) programs protect staff and children in their care, as well as their families. The Child Care Council urges everyone who is eligible including children 12-18 to get vaccinated.
Child care programs serve children under the age of 12 who are not eligible for vaccination at this time. COVID-19 prevention strategies remain critical to protect people especially in areas of moderate-to-high community transmission levels.
The Child Care Council highly recommends that masks should be worn indoors by all individuals (ages 2 and older) who are not fully vaccinated.
Mental Health Services - Any New Yorker can call the COVID-19 Emotional Support Hotline at at 1-844-863-9314 for mental health counseling.
Vaccinations - https://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/
All individuals 12 years of age and older that reside in the United States are eligible to receive the vaccine. While the vaccination process is underway, New Yorkers should continue to wear a mask, social distance, avoid large gatherings and follow all other health guidelines.
FDA fact sheets for receipients and caregivers on each vaccine are available: Pfizer; Moderna; Johnson & Johnson.
COVID vaccines are widely available at pharmacies, local health departments, clinics, Federally Qualified Health Centers and other locations across the state. Visit Vaccines.gov to find appointments near you or contact your local pharmacy or provider.
To schedule an appointment directly at a New York State-run site, go to New York State's vaccine scheduler https://am-i-eligible.covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/ and follow the instructions. Walk-in appointments are also accepted at New York State mass vaccination sites for all eligible individuals.
For Westchester County Department of Health vaccination sites, visit: https://health.westchestergov.com
For additional resources and information for parents, click here.
For Child Care Providers
For additional resources and information for providers, click here.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Please consider a donation to the Child Care Council. We are on the front lines of Westchester’s response to this national emergency – helping essential workers find child care and providers to remain healthy and operational. Your contribution would allow us to allocate resources where they are needed most.