COVID-19

COVID-19 Information and News

Talking to Kids about Coronavirus

If you have any questions or concerns, our Mental Health and Disabilities Manager, Eric Mucha, can be reached at emucha@mrdc.net.

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Why immunizations are important

Please watch this video about the importance of having your child vaccinated on the medically recommended schedule.

Health Information

In these unprecedented times, MRDC Head Start Health Services would like to keep our families informed about COVID-19. We would like to continue supporting our families with any health concerns during this time.

For information about statewide testing and vaccination sites, check Maryland's Coronavirus website. For an up-to-date list of locations offering vaccines, click here. You can also call 1-855-MD-GOVAX (1-855-634-6829). For more advice on getting help with vaccination scheduling, read this article.

 

For assistance with enrollment or other concerns with the healthcare system, please contact bilingual navigator Claudia Sanders with Maryland Health Connection at 443-966-2615.


Para asistencia con la inscripción u otras inquietudes con el sistema de salud, comuníquese con la navegante bilingüe Claudia Sanders con Maryland Health Connection at 443-966-2615.

 

 

If you have any concerns regarding COVID-19, you can reach the Health Manager Tosha Johnson via email at tosha.johnson@mrdc.net.

For health information per county, please visit MRDC Health Information.    |    Please see this guidance from the Office of Head Start about hand sanitizers.

View the most up-to-date information about cases by county.

Free Food Locations

Use this very helpful interactive website to locate food resources nearest you.

 

Additional information:

  • Caroline County
  • Harford County
  • Cecil County  Breakfast/Lunch Items provided by Cecil County Public Schools -- available to enrolled children. Bagged lunches also available Monday through Friday, 11:30am-12:30pm, at Sheilagh's Pantry- 342 Hollingsworth Manor

MRDC Nutrition Information

During this time at home, there are lots of fun and healthy ways for families to be together in the kitchen! Here are few ideas to get you started:

Easy and Quick Recipes:

Food Activities:

Also, Head Start is collecting family recipes so that we can compile a recipe book for all of our Head Start families. If you are interested in participating, please send recipes, cooking tips, child cooking activities, etc., to Melanie at mscarlato.mrdc@gmail.com.

Activities with Kids

Activities To Go Kits are available at Cecil County's contactless pickup locations, while supplies last: Cecilton, Chesapeake City, Elkton, Rising Sun and Perryville. Themes change weekly!

Distance Learning with Class Dojo

Class Dojo helps you and your child communicate and stay connected with your child's teachers. If you still need to be added to our Class Dojo list, please email jtyler@mrdc.net and you will receive an invitation from your child's teacher to get the connection started!

Your Healthy Teeth

Head Start Toothbrushing and COVID-19 Parent Handout

 

Many dental offices are now scheduling in-person appointments:

West Cecil Health Dental
Phone: 410-378-9696
Toll-Free 877-378-9696
http://www.westcecilhealth.org

Harford County Dental Clinic
Phone: 443-922-7670
https://harfordcountyhealth.com/clinical-services/dental-clinic/

Main Street Dental Havre De Grace Office
Phone: 410-942-9393

Choptank Community Health Systems:

 

Now is not the time to forget our routines. See the flier below for important information about toothbrushing and the coronavirus!

 

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