COVID-19 Resources for Resource Parents

Foster and adoptive parents and kinship caregivers in North Carolina may find the following pandemic-related resources helpful.

NC Resources

COVID-19 North Carolina Dashboard

General Child Welfare COVID-19 Guidance (May 1, 2020)

Promotional Toolkit to inform and educate North Carolinians about COVID-19 testing, contact tracing, and preventative measures they can take to protect themselves and their loved ones

COVID-19 Video Playlist from NCDHHS (range of COVID-19 topics in English and Spanish)

SlowCOVIDNC Exposure Notification App – download to help slow the spread of COVID-19

Testing Tools from NC DHHS

Check My Symptoms allows people to enter their symptoms and determine if they should get tested for COVID-19. If they are recommended to be tested, they will receive a link to a list of nearby testing sites via email or text.

Find My Testing Place allows people to input their county or ZIP code and access a list of nearby testing site locations online.

National Guidance & Resources

Visit for the latest updates.

The U.S. Children’s Bureau recommends the following everyday preventative actions:

  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze; throw the tissue away immediately after you use it.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you cough or sneeze.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick, as well.
  • Try not to touch your eyes, nose, or mouth. While it may seem simple, germs often spread this way.
  • At the workplace, wash your hands frequently and practice caution when coming into contact with commonly touched surfaces like door handles, handrails, and elevator buttons.

Follow CDC Guidance

The Children’s Bureau also urges people to follow guidance from the CDC.

FAQ specifically about COVID and children

Guidance for households will be relevant and helpful to resource families