Sentinel Communities Insights: 'Impacts of COVID-19 and Pandemic Response on Children and Families' Synthesis Report   [open pdf - 0B]

"In 2020, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) began tracking the COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] response and recovery efforts of nine communities across the United States with the goal of better understanding how the pandemic, and the local response to it, is impacting health, well-being, and equity in those communities. [...] In this series of reports, we examine the impact of the pandemic on children and families. When COVID-19 began rapidly spreading in the U.S., policymakers issued stay-at-home orders, closed businesses, and restricted group gatherings. Schools also moved to remote instruction and many child-care services closed. Since then, response and recovery have been shaped by decisions made by local and state officials with respect to the reopening of businesses, schools, and child-care facilities, and the investments that communities are making to support the safety and wellbeing of working families and to facilitate remote learning. This report, based on information available through early February 2021, summarizes the decisions nine communities have made with respect to their local economies and COVID-19 mitigation, and the impacts those decisions are having on children and families as well as on equity."

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