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Back-to-School Information

2021-22 School Year Guidance Reports (Masking/Distancing)
From the WA Department of Health:
K-12 COVID-19 Requirements for 2021-2022 School Year(07/28/2021)
Child Care, Youth Development, and Day Camps During COVID-19 (07/06/2021)
From the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
Masking in Schools(07/28/2021)
COVID-19 Testing Options
Testing options for Jefferson County.
Tip: Add a home-test kit to your school supplies shopping list. Kits are sold at most chain pharmacies. 
COVID-19 Vaccination Options
Vaccination options for Jefferson County.
12 and older (07/16/2021): The Pfizer-BioNTech is now approved for use in children 12 and older. More Info.
How to talk to friends and family about the vaccines. 
Additional Back-to-School Immunizations & Sports Physicals
Information about receiving other kinds of immunizations at Jefferson County Public Health.  
Schedule your sports physical while scheduling your immunizations at Jefferson County Public Health. 
Your primary healthcare provider may also administer your immunizations and provide a sports physical. 

Resources

COVID and Pregnancy

Breastfeeding Coalition of Washington

http://www.wabreastfeeding.org/covid-19/

Basic Needs

WIC: Supplemental Nutrition Program  Income eligible pregnant/breastfeeding.postpartum women, infants and children up to age 5 years old, can apply for food benefits via phone. During this difficult time, more families are becoming income eligible and may find this a useful resource for supplemental food, breastfeeding support and health referrals. All services provided by phone, by appointment. Call 360-385-9400 for an appointment. 

Breastfeeding Resources

Childcare Resources

CTF Alliance (Children’s Trust Fund Alliance)

  • For 30 years, the Alliance has been a national leader in strengthening families and working across the social ecology to prevent child abuse and neglect. Our collective goal is for children to be safe, healthy and raised in nurturing families and communities.

Jumping Mouse

Resources for Children and Families Regarding COVID-19 https://jumpingmouse.org/resources-for-children-and-families-due-to-covid-19/

Vaccinations

Vaping

As COVID-19 spikes among young adults, research shows vaping is associated with catching COVID. Recent state data show adults ages 20 to 39 represent a higher percentage of coronavirus cases than any other age group in the state. This comes as vaping among teens and young adults in our state has also skyrocketed, with nearly 30 percent of high school seniors saying they use vapor products. A new study shows young people who reported ever having used e-cigarettes were five times more likely to test positive for COVID-19 than non-users.

Teens and young adults who want to quit vaping or smoking can get access to several resources in Washington state. In January, the state Department of Health (DOH) began offering This is Quitting, from Truth Initiative. This first of its kind, free teen-friendly texting program for quitting vaping, was created with input from teens and young adults who attempted or succeeded in quitting e-cigarettes. This is Quitting is tailored by age group to give supportive text messages and information about quitting vaping. To enroll, teens and young adults can text VAPEFREEWA to 88709. Read the full news release here.

Zero to Three

Learning at Home

K-12