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July 30, 2020
As Miami-Dade County comes to grips with the coronavirus pandemic, The Children's Trust has decided to dedicate our Parenting Our Children Newsletter to dealing with the parental side of managing the crisis.
Hurricane Preparedness During Coronavirus
Prepare earlier, get more supplies than usual

Two months into the 2020 hurricane season and many of us still have not made the necessary preparations to be ready for a storm. The recent spike in coronavirus cases and other unprecedented issues facing our community may have lessened our focus on this year’s hurricane season, but don’t make the mistake by being caught unprepared while there is still time.  Read More
Satellite view of hurricane bearing down on Florida.
Photo: NASA and Mike Mareen/
Keeping Healthy and Safe Means More Than Avoiding COVID-19
New realities must focus on healthy food, homelife and work life

While the country’s collective conscious has been focused on staying safe and healthy by keeping away from COVID-19 for at least the last four months, the longer the pandemic lasts, the more we realize that surviving it in the best way possible involves much more than avoiding the virus. Read more
A multiracial family enjoys reading together during quarantine.
Photo: Prostock Studio/
Miami-Dade Public Schools to Open with Online-Only Classes Aug. 31
Decision will be made in late September over October return in-person

Just as they finished the last school year, Miami-Dade public school students will start the upcoming school year with online classes only on August 31. The Miami-Dade School Board made the announcement at a special meeting on Wednesday and the decision applies to all students regardless of how parents indicated on a recent survey whether they preferred their children to go to school in person or take classes online. Read more
A young boy does schoolwork from home.
Photo: Daniel Jedzura/
Other News
The Children's Trust in conjunction with The Student Voices | Florida Voices United collaborative is hosting a Liberty and Justice webinar on Friday, July 31 at 8 p.m. Youth and parents invited to attend.
Click here to attend at the scheduled time and enter password: UNITY

Florida breaks record with 216 coronavirus deaths on July 29, setting record for 2nd straight day

Miami set for launch of vaccine trial

Florida surpasses New York as state with second most COVID-19 cases

COVID-19 testing results delayed in Miami-Dade due to surge in cases

New COVID-19 testing trucks are driving around town in Miami Beach. Find out where

The University of Miami is testing vaccines for COVID-19 and looking for volunteers

New federal legislation would include free PPE for child care providers.

Five new testing sites opened in Miami-Dade and Broward

Miami-Dade approves more COVID-19 relief for veterans, charities and businesses
Helpful Links for Coronavirus Related Information

  • Miami-Dade County’s Coronavirus page also has updates as well as a listing of additional online resources. Click Here

  • Florida Department of Health’s Coronavirus page. Click Here

  • The Miami-Dade School Board also has a Coronavirus page, as well as a Parent Guide to the Novel Coronavirus. Click Here