COVID-19 News & Updates

Monmouth County residents can call 732-542-6422, Monday- Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for guidance, resources, mental health support, or just someone to talk to. Residents can connect to a licensed counselor who can provide up to 6 telephone emotional support sessions, more information here.

At-Home Activities

10 Virtual Service Projects Youth Can Do From Home

As an organization focused on youth development and community service, Youth Volunteer Corps has  been exploring ways to continue supporting community needs and exploring virtual ways to engage in service learning. We hope this list inspires you and reminds each of us that we are not powerless in this time of uncertainty.

20 Ways to Build Resilience at Home

Poster featuring twenty ideas for children.

21 Theatre-Related Online Resources for Kids and Families to Get You Through COVID-19

A list of remote classrooms, virtual craft and dance workshops, celebrity bedtime stories, and much more.

A pandemic winter feels daunting. Here's how parents can help kids cope.

After three seasons of this pandemic during which kids could mostly cure their cabin fever with bike rides and socially distanced outdoor games, we’re staring down the next few months of winter, where one short day pushes into the next short day. The kids are done. D-O-N-E. The parents are out of ideas and patience. 

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Coronavirus Resources for Dance Studios

Includes:  General Health & Safety — Town Hall Meetings — Digital Dance Business — Stuck at Home — Financial Health

Governor Murphy and Superintendent Callahan Announce Administrative Order Clarifying Capacity Limits for Indoor Sports Practices and Competitions and

Indoor sports practices and competitions are subject to current indoor gathering limits, which was most recently set at 10 persons. However, a practice or competition can proceed with more than 10 persons if individuals who are not necessary for the activity, such as spectators, are not present.

Healthy At Home - Cooking With Children

Making a quick dish in the kitchen may not seem like the perfect teaching moment but it could provide several benefits.

MonmouthCounty Cooperative Extension: We 'R' Here For You - Family & Community Health Sciences

Stepping up to meet the needs of families impacted during these unprecedented times, the Department of Family & Community Health Sciences is offering new virtual programs for families both in Monmouth County and beyond. These programs are offered online with a variety of evidence-based resources and provide participants information that focuses on health and wellness.

NJ Family Success Centers COVID-19 Resources for Kids

This resource sheet is focused on children with tips and resources to help our youngest cope.

NJPAC in Your Living Room

NJPAC in Your Living Room is a curated collection of past Arts Center performances, content from our partners, educational videos for children and much more.

Ocean County Library Supplies Parents, Caregivers With Online Educational Tools

Parents and caregivers taking a pivotal role in their children’s education at home have a deep reservoir of support in the Ocean County Library’s online learning services, free with a valid Library card.

Quarantine Activities for Families - STEM

Provides science museum virtual visits, activities, and a guide to learning programming with children.

Quarantine Ideas for Families - Aquariums

Virtual tours of aquariums around the world.

Quarantine Ideas for Families - Making a Home Schedule

Keeping a regular learning schedule for kids and teens is a must. Here are popular schedules based on age and ability.

Quarantine Ideas for Families - Mindfulness Activities for Kids

Mindfulness activities for kids in the classroom. Mindfulness worksheets and printables that help build coping skills and self-control.

Quarantine Ideas for Families - Podcasts

This list includes age-appropriate podcasts for everyone, from young children to seniors. 

Quarantine Ideas for Families - Space

Space themed activities for children and families. Enjoy storytime from space, learn how to become an astronaut,  tour space museums, and explore the stars and constellations.

Quarantine Ideas for Families - Theater Arts

Ten theater ideas for the stars in your family. Chose from Hamilton, Count Basie Theater, the Algonquin, and more. Free and low-cost options available.

Quarantine Ideas for Families - Zoo Cams

Virtually visit zoos throughout the world, with live cams of your favorite animals and facebook live events.

The Class that Can: Coronavirus

The Class that Can by Riya Jain and JJ Vulopas will help you explain the novel coronavirus to your children. NJ Family provides exclusive access to this new COVID-19 book for kids

The Coronavirus Vaccine Race

How did scientists develop coronavirus vaccines in record time? New York Times science reporter Carl Zimmer is our guide to the coronavirus vaccine race - from the starting line, to the point when several teams are racing to the finish line. Find out how science gave the competitors a turbo boost that could save hundreds of millions of lives.

The Covid nine TEEN Project

The COVID NineTEEN project provides FREE teen-led activities and one-on-one tutoring meant to support elementary school students. Our teen mentors help keep children motivated and take the stress off of parents.  We are a group of motivated teen mentors for elementary school children to help them fill their time and continue to flourish despite the uncertainty of the outside world. Parents sign up for our weekly newsletter and the weekend prior, an email is sent with the activities and timing for the week.

Toolkit for Young Adults: 15 to 21

CDC has produced a series of factsheets for young adults, ages 15-21. The factsheets cover a variety of topics, including what test results mean, how to stay safe at the pool or beach, how to wear a face covering and other preventive measures.

Virtual Tutoring program offered through Boys & Girls Clubs of Monmouth County (BGCM)

Virtual tutoring is available to help make sure students in 1st through 12th grades get better grades and don’t fall behind. Virtual Tutoring requires Boys & Girls Clubs of Monmouth County General Membership.