Health, Mental Health, and Community Resources

Information on health, including mental health, medical care, and other community resources is available

Mental and Physical Health and Community Resources 

Concern over the virus can make children and families anxious.  While there is uncertainty about the spread of the disease in the US, acknowledging the level of concern in any family member is appropriate.  The resources below will help you help children cope with anxiety by providing accurate prevention information and facts without causing undue alarm. School counselors are the first point of contact for any academic, personal, or social-emotional concerns. 


What you should know:

To take care of your child(ren) during the COVID-19 outbreak; 

Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource available in Korean, Chinese, Amharic, and Spanish


To take care of yourself during COVID-19 outbreak:

Manage Anxiety & Stress

Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope With the Coronavirus Disease 2019 -  available in Chinese


To get medical care for your family:

  •  Partnership for Healthier Kids -  is designed to identify uninsured children and adults and connect them to an appropriate and affordable source of quality healthcare services through programs like Medicaid, CHIP and free or low-cost medical care coverage programs for children and adults.
  • Health Works for Northern Virginia  - HealthWorks provides excellent and affordable medical, dental and behavioral health care for patients from all backgrounds, of all ages and of all incomes.
  • Neighborhood Health - Neighborhood Health provides accessible, high quality, and patient-centered primary care to patients in Alexandria, Arlington, and Fairfax County.


Resources from the Virginia Department of Health including the following topics:  

Guideline: When Should a Child Stay Home from School and/or Child Care?

 EnglishSpanishArabicChineseKorean (11/12/20)

Guideline: When Should a Child Stay Home from School and/or Child Care? Infographics Only

 English ,SpanishArabicChineseKorean (11/12/20)

VDH Algorithm for Evaluating a Child with COVID-19 Symptoms or Exposures

1-pager: English ,SpanishArabicChineseKorean (11/12/20)

2-pager: English ,SpanishArabicChineseKorean (11/12/20)

Mental Health in Children and Youth During COVID-19

EnglishSpanishArabicChineseKorean (9/29/20)

VDH Isolation and Quarantine: What's the Difference?

EnglishSpanishArabicChinese, Korean (11/12/20)

VDH Living with Someone with COVID-19


VDH Daily Symptom Monitoring Log

EnglishSpanishArabicChineseKoreanHaitian Creole (8/20/20)

VDH Notify Your Contacts

English ,Spanish, Arabic (coming soon), ChineseKorean (11/12/20)

VDH What You Need To Know

Full Sheet: EnglishSpanish Half Sheet: EnglishSpanish

VDH Exposed to COVID-19

 EnglishSpanishArabicChineseKorean (11/12/20)

VDH When to End Isolation or Quarantine

 English, SpanishArabicChineseKorean (11/12/20)

VDH COVID-19 Viral Test Results Infographic

EnglishArabicKoreanHaitian CreoleSimplified ChineseSpanish

VDH Infection Prevention and Control in Healthcare Settings for COVID-19


VDH Aerosol Generating Procedures and COVID-19 Infographic 


VDH Sick With COVID-19 Graphic


VDH Exposed to COVID-19 Graphic


Feeling Sick Comparison Chart

EnglishSpanishArabicChineseKorean (10/15/2020)

VDH Wash Your Hands 

EnglishSpanish (7/27/20)

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