COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact Hawaiʻi, HCAN is still working to ensure all keiki are healthy, safe, and ready to learn. Below are our latest resources and information on COVID-19 and protecting our families and keiki. 

Keiki Care at KROC Center Hawaiʻi (K-6) Monday through Friday! Preference given to first responders/essential workers. For more information, call 808-693-8360 or go to their online website here. 
Kanu Hawaii is offering virtual volunteer opportunities to support community needs and address economic impacts related to COVID-19. Check out their online hub, Respond with Aloha, to find volunteering at a distance opportunities and more ways to help here. 

Dr. David Price of Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City shares information on empowering and protecting families during the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch the video here!

HCAN signed a letter with 200+ national nonprofits opposing the provisions in S. 3548, the CARES Act, that deny critical sustaining loans to nonprofits. Read the letter here. 

The State of Hawaii Office of Language Access is offering resources on COVID-19 in multi-languages. To see all the available information, click here.

Hawai‘i Public Radio is compiling resources and information for the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, click here.

For a list of restaurants offering take-out in Kaneohe or Kailua, click here.

The Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) has established today a new webform for filing unemployment claims that is available 24/7. For more information and for the link to the new webpage, click here. 
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a list of tips to keep children safe and healthy while school's out. Read the list here.
If you have been impacted by COVID-19 and are quarantined and unable to work, or your workplace has been temporarily closed, please review the fact sheet here provided by the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations and see what benefits you're eligible for. 
During the extended Spring Break period, a total of 38 Hawaii public schools will be providing breakfast and lunch to children who are 18 years or younger. Find the full list of schools here.

Families impacted by COVID-19 may be eligible for paid sick days and/or paid leave, thanks to a new federal law in effect on April 2. Download the full flyer here.

And you can also download it in Tagalog here. 

Download the Department of Health's flyer on what you need to know about COVID-19. 
HCAN along with organizations from all 50 states co-signed a letter requesting congress to craft a third COVID-19 economic relief package focusing on the childcare and early learning sector. Read the full letter here.
For an overview of the basics of COVID-19 and to understand how to cope with your family, visit the healthychildren.org page here.
94 doctors and health professionals are urging Governor David Ige to mandate that businesses close and individuals stay home to prevent further spread of COVID-19. Read and share the letter that we and Hawaii Public Health Institute just published here. 
The state has received enough responses to complete its SBA Application. Mahalo!

We will be sending out new action alerts every day this week related to protecting our families during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to take the first action today and thank our US Senators for supporting the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

If you would like to receive the rest of our action alerts, sign up here!

We co-signed this letter urging Governor David Ige and legislative leaders to take immediate action to support working families across the state now and in the future in light of COVID-19. 

Our state safety net is not equipped to deal with the crisis resulting from COVID-19 and steps must be taken to ensure our working families do not fall through the cracks. Read the Hawaiʻi Working Families Coalition letter here.

Here are some actions from the Medical-Legal Partnership for Children that working families can take today in light of COVID-19.

"Try to strike a balance between answering questions well enough without fueling the flame of anxiety. Children have elaborate imaginations that may lead them to create unnecessarily catastrophic stories in their minds if parents do not talk at all, or enough, about a topic like this. At the other end of the spectrum, providing too much information may create extra alarm."

Jacqueline Sperling, PhD shares her thoughts with Harvard Health Publishing on how to talk to children about the coronavirus. Read the full article here. 

As a vital part of Hawaiʻi State Department of Health emergency response plan, Aloha United Way 211 is the primary place for the community to get info on COVID-19. AUW 211 is available 7am – 10pm, 7 days a week.

 

 

 

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