The outbreak of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been stressful for many people. The resulting fear and anxiety this health emergency is creating can be overwhelming, generating strong emotions in both adults and children. In order to help, the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) has created an online guide:
The page contains helpful tips and a list of resources (vetted by SCOE mental health experts) designed to help people manage their own stress, along with the anxiety others are experiencing—especially children.
Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations. How people respond to the COVID-19 outbreak depends on their background, the things that make them different from others, and the community in which they live.
During this time of uncertainty, it is critical for people to take care of their own mental health and wellbeing so they can help care for others. Looking to trusted organizations and agencies, and taking reasonable action, can help you maintain control and reduce anxiety.
For the latest COVID-19 information, families are encouraged to visit their local school district’s website, the SCPH webpage dedicated to COVID-19, or the CDC website. Additional reference information about COVID-19 is available on a dedicated page published on the SCOE website.