COVID

The Utah Parent Center is here to help you. Please contact our main office at 801-272-1051 or toll-free at 1-800-468-1160 for up-to-date information and resources regarding Covid 19; including vaccine information, testing, treatments, guidelines and more. Our Community Health Workers are happy to assist you and can assist in finding resources for you.

Joey Hanna, UPC Executive Director

COVID Community Partnership Resources

State-wide and county specific resources
Vaccine
What vaccine is best for you and what options do you have?
Light bulb and COVID
Information at a 5th grade reading level
FAQ
As parents we have questions when it comes to getting out kids vaccinated
Baby
Who are the COVID-19 vaccines for?
Other Languages

COVID-19 Vaccine Monthly Highlights and Stories

People from the disability community

We are looking for parents of children 5-12 years old with a disability for an upcoming focus group. We would like your input on how to develop effective communication materials about COVID-19 that meet your child’s needs. This research is sponsored by CDC. Anyone interested may follow the link below to fill out a questionnaire. We will use this information to determine who is eligible to participate in either an upcoming focus group or individual interview on 9/29/22 or 10/5/22.  

English: http://www.COVID19educationalmaterials.thehennegroup.com 

Le agradeceríamos su pudiera enviar esta carta a los miembros de su organización.  El CDC y RTI International están interesados en hablar con los padres de niños que viven con una discapacidad. Nos gustaría escuchar su opinión sobre cómo desarrollar materiales de comunicación efectivos sobre COVID-19 que satisfagan las necesidades de sus hijos/as. 

Español: http://www.materialeseducativosCOVID19.thehennegroup.com  

To request PPE, please contact Utah Parent Center Community Health Workers at (801) 272-1051.

PPE will be given based on availability.

General Information

Utah Department of Health and CDC Information

Detailed, science-based information about the COVID-19 source, spread, risks, along with any updates.

COVID-19 Resources in Different Languages

The National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants (NRC-RIM) offers translated COVID-19 materials in over 100 different languages covering a variety of different topics.

Gov. Cox’s COVID-19 Updates and Guidelines 

Governor Cox and his team remains dedicated to the response to COVID-19, here you can find his latest updates, information, and guidelines.

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 COVID-19 Updates

The Navajo Nation and their regular updates regarding COVID-19.

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.

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.

Family Support and Treatment Center

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

Teens and COVID 19

Information on how to help your teen during COVID-19.

Video Links

List of videos on how to stay safe and healthy during the pandemic.

American Sign Language Resources

American Sign Language COVID-19 Videos

CDC videos on COVID-19 created for those who use ASL to communicate.

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 Services

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.

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.

Coping with Disasters

This resource provides information on stress and coping mechanisms related to disasters.

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