COVID-19 and the Head Start Community

Health and Safety for Families

These resources for families provide information about COVID-19, avoiding infection through cleaning and hygiene, and what to do in the event of an emergency. This section is regularly updated with the most relevant resources. All published resources are listed under Recent Updates.

COVID-19 Print Resources
Download and print these COVID-19 handouts from the CDC in multiple languages.

Cleaning Your Home: Everyday Steps and Extra Steps When Someone Is Sick
Find cleaning and disinfecting tips that can help families and staff stay healthy. Learn how to respond when someone is sick.

What Is a Dental Emergency?
This tip sheet offers guidelines to help patients determine when to consult with their dentist as to whether basic care should be rescheduled. It also explains when to seek emergency oral healthcare.

Fire Safety Tip Sheets
These tip sheets on fire safety help families prevent injuries. They are available in multiple languages, including Spanish, French, German, Haitian Creole, Hmong, and Somali.

Healthy Active Living: Growing Healthy Flipchart
Find information about healthy food choices for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.

Handwashing: Clean Hands Saves Lives
Regular hand-washing is one of the best ways to remove germs and prevent them from spreading to other people.

Health Tips for Families Series
These tip sheets have important information about staying healthy at home. They are available in multiple languages, including Spanish, Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Burmese, Chinese, Hmong, Marshallese, Polish, Somali, Vietnamese, and Yiddish.

Poison Control
Find out what to do if someone swallows, gets splashed, or stung by something that may be harmful.