Coronavirus (COVID-19) Links and Resources

March 9, 2020
Health and Mental Care
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Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) Picture

We at the Children's Services Council of Broward County care about the health and safety of our community, staff and providers. Accordingly, in an effort to help control the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), our offices will be closed starting Friday, March 20, 2020 at 5 p.m., until further notice. As staff works remotely, please be assured that we will continue to work diligently in support of the children and families of Broward and the child serving community. Please search this website and our social media platforms @cscbroward for continuous updates as well as resources and information that help our community more easily navigate these challenging times. If you need to reach us, call (954) 377-1000 or e-mail info@cscbroward.org

Also, the Positive Youth Development RFP’s Council Award date has changed to May 21, 2020 and the Healthy Youth Transitions RFP committee interview dates have changed to May 4th and May 5th.

Meanwhile, as there is a lot of information being shared, and not all of it is accurate, we encourage you to rely on the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Florida Department of Health for information on ways that can help prevent the spread of this disease.  

Centers For Disease Control (CDC)

Florida Department of Health

Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Toolkit

Community Mitigation Strategies

Broward Schools

More Broward Schools Information

Broward Schools Free/Reduced Meal Services

Together4Broward / Broward Community Feeding Initiative App (find a food distribution site near you)

FREE Online Education Resources

Resources for Kids and Adults

Florida Department of Children and Families

Real-Time Global COVID-19 Tracker

Real-Time Florida COVID-19 Tracker

Local Action Tracker

Coronavirus Tips & Resources

211 Broward (Help finding resources throughout Broward)

Child Welfare League of America Resources List

EPA Effective Disinfectants List

Currently, the CDC is recommending simple everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses such as COVID-19. These include:

• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with
unwashed hands.

• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.

• If possible, avoid close contact with people who are sick.

For more information on COVID-19, contact the Florida Department of Health in Broward County at 1.866.779.6121 or email COVID-19@flhealth.gov

The CSC family will continue to be here for you and our entire child serving community and support in every way we can. Please stay safe and vigilant. Thank you.

How You Can Help

COVID-19 Symptoms

COVID-19 General PreventionCOVID-19 Stop The SpreadHow to wash your hands flyer - EnglishHow to wash your hands flyer - Spanish

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Why Are People Wearing Masks?

Supporting Young Children Isolated Due to Corona Virus 

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