Coronavirus: Information and Resources on COVID-19

In an effort to do our part in preventing the spread of COVID-19 the Utah Parent Center will be working remotely starting Monday March 16. We will remain OPEN and available to serve you via telephone, remote conferencing, and all other forms of electronic communication. All in person workshops scheduled through April will be conducted virtually or postponed. We will keep you updated with all relevant resources as we come upon them.

Joey Hanna, UPC Executive Director


USBE- Changes to Utah Schools


Utah State Board of Education Plan to Return to school and Recover from setbacks caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.


General Information

Utah Department of Health and CDC Information

Detailed, science-based information about the source, spread, risks, and more.

COVID-19 Resources in Different Languages

The Utah Division of Multicultural Affairs, in collaboration with the Utah Coronavirus Taskforce, is housing COVID-19 resources in 14 different languages on their webpage.

Gov. Herbert’s Press Conference

A short recap of the Governor’s press release and recommendations to slow the spread of COVID-19 regarding business and educational institutions.

IHC: 5 things you need to know & do about COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

Intermountain Healthcare has provided basic information on prevention and preparation. Links to many more resources.

The Corona-Virus Stories

 A PDF of social stories for kids to understand about the virus going around.

Navajo Nation Declaration of a State of Emergency

Curfew, closures, orders, and more

FCC’s Keep Americans Connected Pledge

The Federal Communications Commission asked broadband and telephone service providers to take the pledge to ensure Americans do not lose their services as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. 550 companies and associations have signed on.

FCC’s Para Mantener la Conexión de los Estadounidenses

En respuesta a la pandemia del COVID-19 y a los desafíos que muchos estadounidenses enfrentarán en los próximos meses, el presidente de la FCC, Ajit Pai, anunció recientemente la Iniciativa de Mantener la Conexión de los Estadounidenses (Keep Americans Connected Initiative, en inglés). Para asegurarse de que los estadounidenses no pierdan su conectividad de banda ancha o telefónica como resultado de estas excepcionales circunstancias, el presidente Pai ha solicitado específicamente a los proveedores de banda ancha y de servicios telefónicos, y a las asociaciones gremiales, adherirse al Compromiso de Mantener la Conexión de los Estadounidenses (Keep Americans Connected Pledge, en inglés). Hasta el momento, más de 550 compañías y asociaciones han firmado el compromiso del presidente de la FCC para mantener la conexión de los estadounidenses.

UTA (Utah Transit Authority)

Changes to services, reduced schedules, and updates

SLC Mayor Addressing Immigrant Communities

English                             Spanish

Thank you for viewing the recording of the DSPD Covid-19 Presentation.  Please take moment to complete this very short, six question evaluation at

General Resources

Covid-19 Funeral Assistance – FEMA

Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, FEMA is providing financial assistance for COVID-19 related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020.

Emergency Preparedness

Emergencies happen quickly and often without warning, so it is important to prepare for such emergencies.

Utah Medicaid covers COVID-19 Testing

Utah Medicaid will now cover COVID-19-related diagnostic testing and services for uninsured individuals. This new program will be effective through the duration of the public health emergency. Application for coverage available on website.

Soft School Closures and Students with Special Education

Informational Handout

El Cierre Parcial de las Escuelas en Utah

Información para ayudar a los estudiantes con discapacidad


Legal FAQs on Coronavirus, School Closings, and Special Education

Q & A article to answer common legal questions you may have about special education and other education issues as schools practice social distancing.


Utah State Board of Education: Serving Students with Special Needs and Disabilities

Letter from the USBE to District Superintendents providing guidance and clarification on the topic of serving Students with Disabilities. If you have questions or needs about this contact us or your local education agency.



A specially made website to help you teach or learn from home, appropriate for all age levels from Elementary to University.


 ACT Test                                        SAT Test

April and May SAT and ACT have been postponed. Links have info on postponement, registration for new dates, and free prep materials.


Workforce Services- Unemployment Insurance

Statewide, If you are an employee negatively impacted by COVID-19 because you are sick or otherwise unable to go to work due to the virus, you should apply for unemployment insurance to determine if you are eligible for unemployment benefits.


Dominion Energy Status Update

Dominion Energy will not disconnect for non-payment.


Rocky Mountain Power Status Update

Rocky Mountain Power will not disconnect customers during emergency response to COVID-19.


Salt Lake Mutual Aid Resources and Volunteering

New website that has a resource page on it for the greater Salt Lake Area.


Family Support and Treatment Center

Their crisis nursery is still open; visit their page for locations, details, and guidelines.

Federal: Families First Coronavirus Response Act

The rules and requirements for families affected by COVID-19 and how to get Extended Paid Leave under the federal act signed by President Trump in March.

Utah Family Voices’ Building Your Emergency Information Form

Recorded:  04/15/2020
Presented by: Gina Pola-Money
Utah Family Voices, Utah Parent Center Associate Director

Emotional & Mental Health Resources

Warmline 801-587-1055  

Available 8 am to 11 pm

This line is for Salt Lake County Residents who are not in crisis, but seeking: Support, Engagement, or Encouragement. Certified peer specialists offer support and empower callers to resolve problems by fostering a sense of hope, dignity, and self-respect.

Crisis Help

Resource Flyer- PDF

Communication Toolkit

Prepare now and build a kit with a variety of communication tools that you might need if you or your loved one are hospitalized and need speech or communication supports.

Dual Diagnosis

What Families Need to Know When a Family Member has Developmental Disabilities Plus Mental Health Needs 

How to Find the Facts

How families can find the facts rather than be filled by fear with what’s being spread on social media.

How to talk to your Anxious Child or Teen about Coronavirus

A few general tips for communicating with an anxious/child or teen about coronavirus.

Protecting Your Family’s Mental Health

During the COVID-19 pandemic, 7 things you and your family can do to keep mentally healthy.

Watch for Signs of Depression

Information on depression and suicide, laws, and resources to help with depression including a mobile outreach team, an app, and hotline.

Free NAMI Online Class

Register for a free class on the basics of Mental Health by the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

MyStrength App

Improve emotional health with resources for depression, anxiety, stress and more.  Includes new materials for managing stress in relation to Covid 19.  60 days free thanks to DSAMH –follow the link to learn more.  It’s the one app we should all have!

The Mighty

Free website/blog where you can read articles, get help, and join a community of individuals surviving the same mental health diagnosis as you!

Virtual Activities: Accessing the Outside World

Collected by the UPC Staff, this pdf resource has links for the whole family to enjoy and access some fun activities from around the world.

American Sign Language Resources

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