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COVID-19’s Mental Health Crisis: Bay Area Residents Feel Growing Psychological Toll

Bay Area mental health specialists and crisis line managers say they have seen an increasing number of calls or texts from distraught people seeking help. They worry the situation will grow worse with surges in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations. Read more ›

California’s Reopening: See What’s Open and What’s Still Shut Down by County [web resource]

Do you have questions about whether childcare, summer camps, parks and playgrounds, swimming pools or other activities are open in your county?  Get the latest information on nine bay area counties in this handy database assembled by the San Francisco Chronicle’s digital team. Read more ›

New Guidance for Planning for the Safe Reopening of Schools for the 2020-2021 School Year [downloadable]

The County of Santa Clara Public Health Department today issued detailed guidance for school administrators to help them prepare to welcome students back to school campuses for the 2020-2021 school year, with the protocols and policies in place to protect students and staff from COVID-19. Read more ›

California Department of Education Releases How-To Guide for Reopening Schools [downloadable]

California’s Department of Education (CDE) released a detailed how-to guide on how to safely reopen schools in the age of face masks and physical distancing.

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Google Adds Anxiety Self-Assessment to Search

Google is partnering with grassroots organization the National Alliance on Mental Illness to provide access to more mental health resources, including a clinically validated anxiety self-assessment. Read more ›

Survey Finds Half of College Presidents Aim to Restart Classes In-Person This Fall

About half of college presidents say it’s “very likely” they will resume in-person classes for the coming term, according to a new American Council on Education (ACE) survey of 310 college leaders.

In order to restart operations, about two-thirds of presidents with on-campus housing say they plan to set up a space to quarantine students. More than half of all respondents said they will require masks to be worn on campus. Read more ›

Psychological Toll of the Pandemic: A Third of Americans Now Show Signs of Clinical Anxiety or Depression

A third of Americans are showing signs of clinical anxiety or depression, Census Bureau data shows, the most definitive and alarming sign yet of the psychological toll exacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Read more ›

CHC in the News: Addressing Children’s Negative Behavior During the COVID-19 Health Crisis [video]

Dr. Ramsey Khasho, chief clinical officer at Children’s Health Council, appeared on KTVU News to discuss how parents can address children’s negative behavior during the COVID-19 health crisis. Read more ›

Here’s Where You Can Pick Up Free Meals in Santa Clara County [web resource]

San Jose has launched a searchable map to make it easier for families, seniors and students to find out where they can get a free meal. Read more ›

California Superintendent of Public Instruction Says Schools Are Likely to Be Closed for the Rest of the Academic Year

California’s schools chief  Tony Thurmond is recommending that the state’s public schools plan to provide distance learning to students through the end of their school year. Read more ›

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