Cedar Rapids COVID-19 Resource Guide

Cedar Rapids COVID-19 Resource Guide

We know it’s an unsettling time for everyone with the COVID-19 pandemic and the scary feeling of not knowing what is coming next. To all of our moms, to all of our readers, you are NOT ALONE! We are all feeling many of the same feelings, and have so many questions. Although we cannot provide you with many of the answers we all would like to know, we can do our best to continue providing you with the resources, latest up-to-date information, and activities to keep you and the kiddos busy (and sane!) during this uncertain time.

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{Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom of the post as our latest resources will be added as they are published!}

THINGS FOR KIDS TO DO (EDUCATION, ACTIVITIES, & ENTERTAINMENT)

Having children at home for an unknown period of time can bring some anticipation and worry. How will we keep them entertained for days on end? What can we do to help them keep learning outside of the classroom? We’ve compiled a variety of resources from our team, as well as various other helpful articles that we’ve found. Click on the images below to head straight to the resource!

Things to do when school is Closed
free books and movies
20 Indoor Boredom Busters for Kids
11 sanity saving activities
Advice from a Veteran Homeschool Mom
DIY flash cards
virtual museum tours
routine and chore charts
Free Education Apps
Mega List of Online Resources
20 virtual field trips
STEM Resources for kids

LOCAL & FEDERAL RESOURCES

Staying up-to-date with your trusted local and federal resources is so important with the rapid rate at which things are changing. We encourage you to check these resources regularly and please let us know if you see any information that needs to be added by emailing [email protected]

Covid information from the CDC
Talking to your kids about Covid-19
Pregnacy and COVID-19

LOCAL GOVERNMENT COVID-19 RESOURCES

Iowa Department of Public Health
Linn County
Iowa Workforce Development (Including Unemployment Information)
Department of Human Services
Childcare Resources
Mental Health Resources
Foundation 2 


LOCAL HOSPITAL COVID-19 RESOURCES

Unity Point Health Cedar Rapids
Mercy Cedar Rapids
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics


FACEBOOK GROUPS

QuarantinED for Iowa Parents and Caregivers: This group provides educational resources for parents in Iowa.

Cedar Rapids Iowa Community Coronavirus Quarantine Resources: This group provides announcements and local resources.

Cedar Rapids Mama Sisterhood: This group provides connection and support for Cedar Rapids area mamas, sponsored by Cedar Rapids Moms.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR PARENTS

Free Lunches for Kids in Cedar Rapids
Cedar Rapids Area Food Pantries and Free Meal Programs

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Kaitlyn Swaim
Kaitlyn is the owner of Cedar Rapids Moms and is an Iowa girl who has been married to her husband, Joshua, since 2007! She’s a busy work-at-home mama to their 5 children: 3 girls and 2 boys! A true Hawkeye, she graduated from the University of Iowa with her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, something that comes in handy on a daily basis while trying to raise 5 kids! Her favorite things to do include spending time with her family, cheering on the Hawkeyes, reading a good book, shopping (of course!), and checking out all the activities the Corridor has to offer!

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