Resources and Support during COVID-19

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Protecting yourself during COVID-19
Supports for Families with Young Children
Mental Health and Well-being
Staying physically active
Community support
Connecting with nature
Eating Well
Paramedic Services
Working from home

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It is very common to become so involved in giving to others that we fail to give to ourselves. Often, people feel guilty or selfish taking time for themselves. Creating more personal “me time” tops the list of what most people want. Learn how!

Me Time!

It is very common to become so involved in giving to others that we fail to give to ourselves. Often, people feel guilty or selfish taking time for themselves. Creating more personal “me time” tops the list of what most people want. Learn how!

Physical distancing doesn’t have to mean total isolation

A recipe swap is a fun way to stay connected and can easily be organized through email. We have created email templates you can use for quick and easy meals, but you may want to get creative and repurpose them for your own recipe theme.

Delicious ways to Stay Connected

A recipe swap is a fun way to stay connected and can easily be organized through email. We have created email templates you can use for quick and easy meals, but you may want to get creative and repurpose them for your own recipe theme.

New ways to stay in touch with family and friends is needed as the fatigue of standard video calls has started to set in. Here are some fun and creative ways to stay connected with others and even meet new people, in a safe and physically distanced way.

Creative ways to stay connected

New ways to stay in touch with family and friends is needed as the fatigue of standard video calls has started to set in. Here are some fun and creative ways to stay connected with others and even meet new people, in a safe and physically distanced way.

A recipe swap is a fun way to stay connected and can easily be organized through email. We have created email templates you can use for cookie exchanges, but you may want to get creative and repurpose them for your own recipe theme.

Staying connected with a no-pressure cookie swap

A recipe swap is a fun way to stay connected and can easily be organized through email. We have created email templates you can use for cookie exchanges, but you may want to get creative and repurpose them for your own recipe theme.

If you have any loved ones or know of anyone elderly or vulnerable who could use some human connection during this time, we have some ideas to help you out! It doesn’t take much time to check in on someone and there are plenty of ways to do it.

Staying Connected with Seniors

If you have any loved ones or know of anyone elderly or vulnerable who could use some human connection during this time, we have some ideas to help you out! It doesn’t take much time to check in on someone and there are plenty of ways to do it.

Protecting yourself during COVID-19

Tips to keep in mind for your next shopping trip

Guide to safer shopping during COVID-19

Tips to keep in mind for your next shopping trip

Precautions to reduce your risks related to COVID-19 while carpooling

Carpooling during COVID-19

Precautions to reduce your risks related to COVID-19 while carpooling

Resources and Support during COVID-19

York Region's municipal website provides access to information and services including public health, road maintenance, bylaws, recreational activities, Regional plans, permits and community support.

Download patterns!

Giving back: sewing scrub caps

Download patterns!

The process involves mapping the ring of close contacts around a probable or confirmed COVID-19 case.

What is a close contact?

The process involves mapping the ring of close contacts around a probable or confirmed COVID-19 case.

You can protect yourself and others from COVID-19 by observing the following measures

Keeping those around you safe

You can protect yourself and others from COVID-19 by observing the following measures

Learn how to make a non-medical mask

Giving back: DIY Face masks and coverings

Learn how to make a non-medical mask

Learn how to get involved

Giving back: donating and volunteering

Learn how to get involved

Full steps on correct hand washing procedures

YouTube

Full steps on correct hand washing procedures

If you have symptoms, seek assessment

Symptoms, Transmission, Treatment and Testing

If you have symptoms, seek assessment

Get updated information on COVID-19 in York Region

Information Updates on COVID-19

Get updated information on COVID-19 in York Region

Learn the difference between a face mask and a face coverings

Know the difference: Face masks and face coverings

Learn the difference between a face mask and a face coverings

Learn about Contact tracing - public health’s most effective tool to slow the spread of COVID-19.

COVID-19 Contact Tracing

Learn about Contact tracing - public health’s most effective tool to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Full steps on correct hand washing procedures

Correct hand washing procedures

Full steps on correct hand washing procedures

Supports for Families with Young Children

Telephone Support for Families with Children

York Region's municipal website provides access to information and services including public health, road maintenance, bylaws, recreational activities, Regional plans, permits and community support.

Families in York Region have access to centre-based and home-based Early Learning and Child Care programs.

Home Child Care during COVID-19

Families in York Region have access to centre-based and home-based Early Learning and Child Care programs.

Colouring and activity sheets

Learn about our Regional Services

Colouring and activity sheets

Learn how to dress for outdoor spring play and get inspiration for fun outdoor spring activities

Play outside in the spring

Learn how to dress for outdoor spring play and get inspiration for fun outdoor spring activities

Create memories in nature!

Build a nature backpack

Create memories in nature!

The Trash Blasters program provides inspiration, tools and resources to reduce waste and improve reuse and recycling efforts.

Trash Blasters Idea Zone Activities

The Trash Blasters program provides inspiration, tools and resources to reduce waste and improve reuse and recycling efforts.

Tips to lower the risk of choking for babies and young children

Choking prevention tips

Tips to lower the risk of choking for babies and young children

Thank you templates and activities you can do at home such as colouring pages, activity sheets and more.

#SpiritofYR Colouring Pages

Thank you templates and activities you can do at home such as colouring pages, activity sheets and more.

Create a COVID-19 Journal

York Region Archives

Create a COVID-19 Journal

York Region Public Health offers anytime, anywhere education a program designed to give you convenient access to valuable information and supports. Prenatal education is an effective way for expectant parents to prepare for childbirth and the care of newborns.

York Region Online Prenatal program

York Region Public Health offers anytime, anywhere education a program designed to give you convenient access to valuable information and supports. Prenatal education is an effective way for expectant parents to prepare for childbirth and the care of newborns.

Oral Health for Babies and Children

York Region Public Health now offers expectant and new parents the ability to ask a registered nurse health questions confidentially and anonymously through online chat.

Chat Live with a Registered Nurse

York Region Public Health now offers expectant and new parents the ability to ask a registered nurse health questions confidentially and anonymously through online chat.

Here are some tips to help you navigate these temporary, but uncertain times.

Tips for parents and caregivers in uncertain times

Here are some tips to help you navigate these temporary, but uncertain times.

Basic oral care factsheet for school aged children

Basic Oral Care for School Age Children

Basic oral care factsheet for school aged children

Use this fall prevention checklist to identify the potential fall risks at home and at play and make changes to help keep your child safe.

Preventing Harmful Childhood Falls: A Checklist

Use this fall prevention checklist to identify the potential fall risks at home and at play and make changes to help keep your child safe.

A children’s story about playground safety and injury prevention

Story time: Alex at the playground

A children’s story about playground safety and injury prevention

Make sure your child always wears a properly fitted helmet! Remember the 2V1 shake, shake, shake rule!

Bicycle helmet safety: Make sure it fits

Make sure your child always wears a properly fitted helmet! Remember the 2V1 shake, shake, shake rule!

Learn all about concussions; the signs and symptoms and how to prevent and manage them.

Concussions: What you need to know

Learn all about concussions; the signs and symptoms and how to prevent and manage them.

Read on for feeding tips that will support your child’s nutrition, feeding skill development and an overall healthy relationship with food.

Feeding Babies and Young Children

Read on for feeding tips that will support your child’s nutrition, feeding skill development and an overall healthy relationship with food.

Mental Health and Well-being

Supporting your mental health during COVID-19

Here are some ideas to make your isolation a little less lonely

Physical distancing doesn’t have to mean total isolation

Here are some ideas to make your isolation a little less lonely

Mindful Health – Adult Colouring Pages

Mental illness: signs to watch for

York Region's municipal website provides access to information and services including public health, road maintenance, bylaws, recreational activities, Regional plans, permits and community support.

Get mindfully healthy by adding these positive choices into your life

Choices to improve your mental well-being

Get mindfully healthy by adding these positive choices into your life

Support and Resources for adults and older adults

Tips and strategies to help you create balance in work and family life!

Strive for balance

Tips and strategies to help you create balance in work and family life!

It is very common to become so involved in giving to others that we fail to give to ourselves. Often, people feel guilty or selfish taking time for themselves. Creating more personal “me time” tops the list of what most people want. Learn how!

Me time

It is very common to become so involved in giving to others that we fail to give to ourselves. Often, people feel guilty or selfish taking time for themselves. Creating more personal “me time” tops the list of what most people want. Learn how!

Guidance resources for parents and guardians

Mental health and behaviour

Guidance resources for parents and guardians

Signs and causes of stress in School Aged Children and Youth

Mental Health for School Aged Children and Youth

Signs and causes of stress in School Aged Children and Youth

Tips to better sleep for good physical and mental health and overall quality of life.

Rest and relaxation

Tips to better sleep for good physical and mental health and overall quality of life.

Nutrition tips for good mental health and overall wellness

Eating well: Nourish the mind

Nutrition tips for good mental health and overall wellness

Staying physically active

With many people working from home, it’s even more important to fit some physical activity into your day. Here are some easy things you can do.

Staying active at home

With many people working from home, it’s even more important to fit some physical activity into your day. Here are some easy things you can do.

This guide to fall prevention reviews the causes of falls and makes recommendations to help prevent falls, injuries and loss of independence.

Your Guide to Fall Prevention

This guide to fall prevention reviews the causes of falls and makes recommendations to help prevent falls, injuries and loss of independence.

The perfect poses for stress relief

Yoga for stress relief

The perfect poses for stress relief

Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines for Older Adults (65 Years and Older)

Canadian 24 Hour Movement Guidelines for Children and Youth (5 -17)

The Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Children and Youth (ages 5-17 years) are the first evidence-based guidelines to address the whole day. Kids are inactive and may be losing sleep over it. They aren’t moving enough to be tired, and they may also be too tired to move. Research strongly shows the need for a... View Article

Canadian 24-Movement Guidelines for the Early Years (0 – 4 years)

The Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for the Early Years combine physical activity and sedentary behaviour guidelines into one, and include sleep; showing the interrelationship between all three behaviours. Canadian kids aged four and under are spending too much time in front of screens, which prevents them from meeting new movement behaviour guidelines. This current reality... View Article

Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines for Adults (18 – 64)

Canadian 24-hour movement guidelines for the Early Years

Benefits and Guidelines: Early Years Age 0 -4

Canadian 24-hour movement guidelines for the Early Years

Community support

Support for those experiencing homelessness

York Region's municipal website provides access to information and services including public health, road maintenance, bylaws, recreational activities, Regional plans, permits and community support.

Housing supports for tenants and homeowners

York Region's municipal website provides access to information and services including public health, road maintenance, bylaws, recreational activities, Regional plans, permits and community support.

Guidance for individuals experiencing Domestic violence

Resources for people experiencing food insecurity

York Region's municipal website provides access to information and services including public health, road maintenance, bylaws, recreational activities, Regional plans, permits and community support.

Resources for people with disabilities

Resources for newcomers

Connecting with nature

Want some garden gold? Help the earth out a little and try composting.

Backyard Composting

Want some garden gold? Help the earth out a little and try composting.

Learn about the York Regional Forest! Find maps of the forest tracts and information about accessible trails.

Take a walk in the forest

Learn about the York Regional Forest! Find maps of the forest tracts and information about accessible trails.

Create colourful and stylish landscapes

Fusion Gardening

Create colourful and stylish landscapes

The following guidelines are in place for all users at the York Regional Forest and its 21 public forest tracts

York Regional Forest precautions during COVID-19

The following guidelines are in place for all users at the York Regional Forest and its 21 public forest tracts

Butterflies and Bees Need Your Help - You can help by planting beautiful flowers, shrubs and trees that attract bees and butterflies

Supporting Bees and Butterflies

Butterflies and Bees Need Your Help - You can help by planting beautiful flowers, shrubs and trees that attract bees and butterflies

Eating Well

Here’s a quick list of some easy Good Food tips to help you eat better, save money and waste less.

Meal planning during COVID-19

Here’s a quick list of some easy Good Food tips to help you eat better, save money and waste less.

Paramedic Services

Guidelines for when paramedics arrive

What to expect when you call 911

Guidelines for when paramedics arrive

Working from home

Work from home tips and tricks

Stretching Exercises for the Active Workplace

Simple exercises to do at your desk

It is very common to become so involved in giving to others that we fail to give to ourselves. Often, people feel guilty or selfish taking time for themselves. Creating more personal “me time” tops the list of what most people want. Learn how!

Me Time!

It is very common to become so involved in giving to others that we fail to give to ourselves. Often, people feel guilty or selfish taking time for themselves. Creating more personal “me time” tops the list of what most people want. Learn how!

Physical distancing doesn’t have to mean total isolation

A recipe swap is a fun way to stay connected and can easily be organized through email. We have created email templates you can use for quick and easy meals, but you may want to get creative and repurpose them for your own recipe theme.

Delicious ways to Stay Connected

A recipe swap is a fun way to stay connected and can easily be organized through email. We have created email templates you can use for quick and easy meals, but you may want to get creative and repurpose them for your own recipe theme.

New ways to stay in touch with family and friends is needed as the fatigue of standard video calls has started to set in. Here are some fun and creative ways to stay connected with others and even meet new people, in a safe and physically distanced way.

Creative ways to stay connected

New ways to stay in touch with family and friends is needed as the fatigue of standard video calls has started to set in. Here are some fun and creative ways to stay connected with others and even meet new people, in a safe and physically distanced way.

A recipe swap is a fun way to stay connected and can easily be organized through email. We have created email templates you can use for cookie exchanges, but you may want to get creative and repurpose them for your own recipe theme.

Staying connected with a no-pressure cookie swap

A recipe swap is a fun way to stay connected and can easily be organized through email. We have created email templates you can use for cookie exchanges, but you may want to get creative and repurpose them for your own recipe theme.

If you have any loved ones or know of anyone elderly or vulnerable who could use some human connection during this time, we have some ideas to help you out! It doesn’t take much time to check in on someone and there are plenty of ways to do it.

Staying Connected with Seniors

If you have any loved ones or know of anyone elderly or vulnerable who could use some human connection during this time, we have some ideas to help you out! It doesn’t take much time to check in on someone and there are plenty of ways to do it.

Telephone Support for Families with Children

York Region's municipal website provides access to information and services including public health, road maintenance, bylaws, recreational activities, Regional plans, permits and community support.

Families in York Region have access to centre-based and home-based Early Learning and Child Care programs.

Home Child Care during COVID-19

Families in York Region have access to centre-based and home-based Early Learning and Child Care programs.

Guidelines for when paramedics arrive

What to expect when you call 911

Guidelines for when paramedics arrive

Tips to keep in mind for your next shopping trip

Guide to safer shopping during COVID-19

Tips to keep in mind for your next shopping trip

Precautions to reduce your risks related to COVID-19 while carpooling

Carpooling during COVID-19

Precautions to reduce your risks related to COVID-19 while carpooling

Resources and Support during COVID-19

York Region's municipal website provides access to information and services including public health, road maintenance, bylaws, recreational activities, Regional plans, permits and community support.

Colouring and activity sheets

Learn about our Regional Services

Colouring and activity sheets

Download patterns!

Giving back: sewing scrub caps

Download patterns!

The process involves mapping the ring of close contacts around a probable or confirmed COVID-19 case.

What is a close contact?

The process involves mapping the ring of close contacts around a probable or confirmed COVID-19 case.

You can protect yourself and others from COVID-19 by observing the following measures

Keeping those around you safe

You can protect yourself and others from COVID-19 by observing the following measures