Coronavirus Information for OKC Families - MetroFamily Magazine
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Coronavirus Information for OKC Families

At MetroFamily, our purpose has always been to help local families find fun ways to connect and grow together. With concerns about the coronavirus increasing, we have created this space for Oklahoma families to find important resources all in one location, including potential closings in the OKC metro area and valuable information about how to keep your family safe. We’ve also included some fun ideas for families that decide that staying home is the right choice for them. And we’re focused on the fact that it’s a time for all of us to come together … read our editor’s note about how we can exhibit the Oklahoma Standard during tumultuous times.

(Editor’s Note: This is a working list last updated Aug. 17, 2020. If you have any additional information you think should be added here including event cancellations, school updates or other news our community should be aware, please email tips@metrofamilymagazine.com.) 

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**Per an executive order issuesd by Governor Kevin Stitt, state parks, outdoor recreation and personal care businesses can reopen unless the city the entity operates in has a proclamation stating otherwise. Effective May 1, restaurants dining rooms, movie theatrers, gyms, sporting venues, places of worship and tattoo parlors can also reopen. Find more information on the next phases on the state’s Open Up and Recover Safely plan.**

 

 

  • COVID-19 Cases in Oklahoma by zipcode
  • Insighful messages from local moms about a variety of topics families are currently facing
  • Tips to alleviate children’s anxiety about COVID-19 from Stacey Johnson, a local family counselor.
  • Kid-friendly video explaining viruses and the new coronavirus, or a parent guide from PBS Kids
  • Family-focused ways to de-stress, courtesy PBS Kids
  • New to working at home with kids? Two local moms, ReRe Lunsford and Erin Engelke, offer their tips to juggle work and kids at home.
  • According to a news release from OKDHS, officials are encouraging parents who can to keep their children at home to fully achieve proper social distancing while also allowing for space for children of first responders and health care workers. If you need help finding child care, call the Oklahoma Child Care Resource & Referral Association at 800-438-0008.
  • Food and meal resources during COVID-19 closures
  • Local restuarants offering take-out, curbside pickup and/or delivery services.
  • Wide Open School, a free online resource created by Common Sense to support families and educators during remote learning, offers resources from publishers, nonprofits and educatio companies. Find guidance on daily schedules, emotional well-being and a variety of academic and life skills.
  • Rainbow Fleet offers info, referrals as schools close due to COVID-19. The YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City is offering daily, weekday childcare to parents who work in Essential Critical Infrastructure who are required to report to work and do not have access to other care. To learn more, call 405-224-0655 or email rjackson@ymcaokc.org.
  • CarryOutOK.com is a local dining guide for restuarants throughout Oklahoma offering to-go options. You’ll find hours, services and temporary carry out menus.
  • The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program has implemented an online application for new and existing clients in order to minimize exposure to the COVID-19 virus.
  • The Metropolitan Library System has put together a series of tours for cycling, walking and/or driving through some historical parts of Oklahoma City.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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