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January 13, 2022
COVID-19 Response & Recovery for Child Care & Wellbeing
Our goal is to ensure that young children have quality, nurturing, and safe child care and education during the pandemic. For more information about this effort and the coalition behind it, please visit our web hub here.
If you have information, flyers, or events you would like to share in this publication or at the next meeting, please contact Laura@BrightBeginningsMC.org.
This Week's Highlights
A few highlights from this last week are shared below. Previous Weekly Digests are available here.
Vaccines By the Numbers
80% of eligible Monterey County residents ages 5+ have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, as reported here by the Monterey County Health Department on January 10. Stay informed with the Monterey County COVID-19 portal.
In the first nine days of January, the VIDA Projecttested 2,688 people. Of these, 23.3% (or 624 tests) were positive. This prevalence makes testing and sharing of testing sites even more important. To find these and a list of vaccine sites, go to MontereyCountyVaccines.org.
Individuals who are unable to leave their home due to a medical condition may be eligible for in-home vaccination services. Call the Central Coast Visiting Nurses Association at 831-648-3777 to schedule an appointment or call the California COVID-19 Hotline at 1-833-422-4255.
VNA, VIDA, and the COVID Collaborative will soon have a mobile testing and vaccine van available to go to underserved communities on Fridays and Saturdays starting in late January. They are happy to go to a school, church (or other faith-based institution), or business that has a large number of people that need to be vaccinated. Please reach out to Kim Stemler if you know of a significant need. Did you or your family get an IHealth COVID-19 home test kit? Feel free to share these bilingual flyers and these videos in English and Spanish to help with the testing and reporting process.
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought overwhelming grief to many families. If your family experienced a loss due to COVID-19, there is funding available. Share this Funeral Assistance Flyer and click here for more information.
Community Care Licensing has issued their Winter Update here.
Governor Newsom announced next year’s budget proposal for California on January 10. Highlights include an additional 36,000 spaces for subsidized child care (in addition to the 110,000 spaces added last year), $1 billion to begin phasing in Universal TK, ECE Mental Health Consultation, and funds for data collection. Check out the Early Childhood section of his budget here.
Do you want to start a child care business or know someone who does? MAOF is recruiting potential family child care homes and offers free training, marketing, and up to $1,000 in support to help start a new or expanded child care program in Monterey County. Share these flyers with your friends and family or call MAOF at (831) 757-0775!
Need to find a testing or vaccine clinic in Monterey County? Visit MontereyCountyVaccines.com or find your location in the bilingual flyers below:
In addition to scheduling COVID-19 vaccination appointments, My Turn is an online tool that allows Californians to schedule their flu vaccinations and find walk-in clinics in their area. Learn more about the flu vaccine with this up-to-date fact sheet from the CDC.
The emergency response providing coordinated solutions for child care and education is led by a coalition of early childhood champions, united under the Bright Beginnings Strategic Framework to better support all young children and their families, to prepare every child for life and school. This coalition is ever-growing:
A special thanks to the coordinating team and major funders: Bright Beginnings Backbone, Child Care Planning Council, First 5 Monterey County, MAOF Resource & Referral, Quality Matters Monterey County, and the United Way of Monterey County.
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