New mask order, Drawn Together, resource roundup (7/23)

Counselor Corner  /  News & Events tips for parents to talk their children about wearing masks

Hello, lions – I don’t know if you’ve heard the news, but masks are now mandated in public spaces for children aged 5 years and older. If you would like to know more about the new mask order, visit the Oregon Health Authority or watch this video:

This week’s story, Drawn Together is about a kid and a grandfather defeating a language barrier. I love Dan Santat’s illustrations and Minh Lê’s words pull all of my heartstrings. How do you connect with your grandparents and other relatives? I have been writing lots of postcards and emails as well as sharing pictures and videos with my relatives I cannot see.

Ms. Snyder reads Drawn Together by Minh Lê and Dan Santat.

Take care, lions – reach out to your loved ones – find a way to create something amazing together! ❤️🦁❤️

Here are some resources and information, current 7/23/20:

Speaking of grandparents, the Department of Human Services has announced that Oregon’s licensed long-term care providers may begin providing limited outdoor visitation for residents if the facility develops a plan to adhere to required safeguards to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Following the safety prerequisites – including health screenings, face coverings, physical distancing and limits on the number of visitors  ̶  is mandatory. This is only for facilities with no evidence of COVID-19.

FREE COVID-19 testing for Immigrants and Refugees (7/25, Beaverton)

The Oregon Latino Health Coalition  focuses on advocacy for the Latinx community in order to eliminate health disparities that exist in Oregon. It primarily serves Multnomah and Clackamas Counties,  helping families with general community resource navigation and Oregon Health Plan (OHP) enrollment. Flyers in English and Spanish:  

The 22nd annual Latino Home Fair is scheduled for July 25 10:00-3:30 as a virtual event. There will be a Keynote plus 3 workshops and a raffle.  Register here

Small business grants available from Point West Credit Union. The COVID-19 pandemic has taken an unprecedented toll on our local small businesses. Thanks to generous support from Business Oregon, Point West is offering grants to small businesses. Take the pre-application survey now to begin the application process.

  • $2,500 (no verification required); or
  • Up to $5,000 (verification of 60 days fixed expenses)

Grants will be awarded on a first-come-first served basis with a focus on sole proprietorships. All applications are due to Point West by no later than Friday, July 31, 2020.