COVID-19 UPDATES & RESOURCES

The health and safety of our members, volunteers and staff is our top priority. We are taking every precaution to ensure our individual and collective safety by following public health recommendations. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate this challenging situation and determine how best to continue providing intentional, supportive and fun programming to our community.

Clubhouse and Office Protocol

BEFORE YOU ATTEND YOUR FIRST IN-PERSON PROGRAM, PLEASE COMPLETE THE COVID WAIVER HERE.

  • Members, families, volunteers and staff are required to wear a mask while at the Clubhouse or office.
  • On programming days, members, volunteers and staff will complete health screening questions each time they attend.
  • Meals during programs will be eaten outside unless severe weather; if indoor eating is required, participants will be physically distanced from each other.
  • Kate’s Club will practice the following additional preventive measures:
    • Physical distancing
    • Hand washing
    • Facility and materials cleansing and cleaning
    • Mask wearing
    • Capping attendance
    • Members will be assigned smaller groups, which they will stay in for the entire day
  • Kate’s Club staff will follow up with attendees 3-5 days after programs. If you are symptomatic, contact Kate’s Club immediately.

CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE THE HEALTH SCREENING QUESTIONS.

Whether vaccinated or not, if any of the below applies to you, please notify the ED, do NOT come into the Clubhouse or office, fill out the Health Screening form and strictly follow the quarantining procedures.

  • If you have experienced any of the following symptoms – fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, OR
  • Are isolating or quarantining because you tested positive for COVID-19 or are worried that you may be sick with COVID-19, OR
  • Have been in close physical contact in the last 14 days with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or has any symptoms consistent with COVID-19, OR
  • Are currently waiting on the results of a non-travel related COVID-19 test OR
  • Have traveled internationally or taken a cruise

At Kate's Club, we believe in the power of community. Between school closures and social distancing, many of us may feel more isolated in our lives, and in our grief. Please see below to learn about important updates from Kate's Club as well as helpful resources on how to navigate the coming weeks.

COVID-19, Grief, and Children

While these blog posts are focused on elderly grieving people, the majority of the content can apply to any grieving person.

Talking with Children About COVID-19, from the National Association of School Psychologists

This resource provides suggestions for supporting children and teens, as well as age-appropriate explanations. Grieving children more have more anxiety about health and safety than their peers.

Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope with COVID-19, from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network.

This guide, available in both English and Spanish, provides information about how to cope with additional stress and practice self care. It also provides information about how children may react at different ages and how caregivers can support them.

Additional Considerations

With the disruptions in daily life, many students are grieving the loss of experiences: graduation, attending prom, their spring musical, or final baseball game. They may struggle with feelings of helplessness or loss of control, sadness, anger, or confusion. Check in with your kids and validate their thoughts and feelings.

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Grief Activities for Families

Many people's self care practices are less accessible during social distancing, but that means it is even more important to check in with ourselves and practice self care.
  • Self Care for Families Checklist

    Printable PDF document, developed by juststaycurious.com

  • How to Teach Your Children About Self Care

    Courtesy of the Community Access Network

  • Emotional Mapping Activity

    Video and corresponding guide developed for ages 8+ by Eluna

Featured Activities

Worry Monsters

THEME: Anxiety coping; breathing skills

TIME: 30 minutes (plus drying time)

AGE: 4-10

Meals During School Closures

Please see this list compiled by 11Alive with information about where and when student families can pick up meals. The list is organized by school district.

Internet Access

As many families navigate the shift to online learning, please take note of the following available resources:
 
Xfinity: Xfinity WiFi hotspots across the country will be available to anyone who needs them for free, including non-Xfinity Internet subscribers. For a map of Xfinity WiFi hotspots, visit www.xfinity.com/wifi. Once at a hotspot, select the "xfinitywifi" network and then launch a browser.
 
Comcast: Comcast is providing two months of free Internet access for low-income families. Visit https://www.internetessentials.com/covid19 for more details.
 
Spectrum: Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and WiFi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.