Category Archives: covid-19

Posts related to the Covid-19/Corona virus

HOW YOU CAN HELP. DONATE MONEY. JOIN THE NEW CALIFORNIA HEALTH CORPS

Dear PAUSD Parent,

The Palo Alto Council of Parent Teacher Association (PTAC) highlights two ways you can help.

First, you can donate money to financially support your school PTAs now working with school principals to provide financial assistance. You may also donate to a charitable organization that has already been serving your son’s or daughter’s school community. Or, you may choose to donate to COVID-19 Relief Funds launched in our local community (see above banner). Give generously if you can.

Second, you or someone you know can now join the new California Health Corps. This is the new fast track to bring more health care workers to care for the anticipated surge of COVID-19 patients. It is a 5-step process. We need all the health care workers in these categories who help increase our CA health care system’s capacity. Help spread the word. 

“You will be paid and will be given malpractice insurance coverage. Locations will vary, but we will try to match your geographical preferences.”Apply now at: https://covid19.ca.gov/healthcorps/

  • Physicians (MD, DO), including medical students
  • Pharmacists
  • Dentists
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Physician assistants
  • Nurses (RN, LVN, CNA), including nursing students
  • Behavioral health professionals (psychiatrist, psychologist, psychiatric nurse practitioner, LCSW, LMFT, LPCC)
  • Respiratory therapists
  • Paramedics
  • Medical assistants
  • Emergency medical technicians

    Thank you for continuing to practice social distancing and staying at home. Keep on. We are all in this together.

    This information was uploaded Wednesday, March 31st, at approximately 10 am.

    Health & Wellness Webinar Series: Family Closening in a Time of Social Distancing

    Thursday April 2, 2020 at 7:00 pm PST

    Is your family trying to navigate the new normal and feeling a bit lost or overwhelmed? Are your children and teens asking you questions about the pandemic that leaves you without clear answers?

    The Palo Alto PTA Council Health & Wellness Committee invites you to hear our expert panelist:

    Jeanie Chang, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, offer her insights on how we can engage in ‘family closening’ during this time of social distancing of a pandemic situation. Jeanie’s specialty is working with children, adolescents, and families.


    This time of navigating the unknown understandably leaves parents stressed, worried and even scared. And there is nothing more difficult than seeing our own children and teens trying to make sense of the current state of affairs when we have never experienced a pandemic before in our lifetime. 

    Come attend this webinar to learn how to gain strength from our resilience (which we all have).

    To Join the Webinar (please click on the following link):

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/14O6jLe-F14wLELkcNTpuXEg_lxKZ33Zo3xbcs0bGVHQ/edit?usp=sharing

    Webinar ID: 271 194 795

    This webinar is limited to 100 participants. If you are unable to join us live, you may listen at a later date as it will be recorded and posted online on Palo Alto Council Website. (link: https://ptac.paloaltopta.org/)

    NEW! Relief Fund Benefiting PAUSD Families Financially Impacted by COVID-19

    Many in our school and local community have asked how to help PAUSD families who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 shelter in place order. The Palo Alto Community Fund (PACF) launched a COVID-19 Relief Fund specifically aimed at supporting urgent need in our nearby community, with a specific focus on PAUSD families. PACF launched the fund with a $100,000 investment, of which a sizable portion was designated to help meet basic life needs for families of students attending PAUSD schools.  As PACF’s fund grows, so will the support to the PAUSD community. Please donate using this link if you are able to support this effort.

    For more information about Palo Alto Community Fund or the COVID-19 Relief Fund contact Cammie Vail, Executive director at PACF, cammievail@paloaltocommfund.org or 650-690-0370.