COVID-19 Resources

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As we all navigate the evolving pandemic, The Rudd Center has collected resources from organizations across the country to help individuals and communities stay informed. We understand that many Americans are facing new challenges, and many parents and families are adjusting to a new reality of life in this time of quarantine. Throughout the coming weeks, we'll be curating this page as an online resource for the latest information and ideas to support health, education, and public policy during these challenging times. A note from our director can be found here


Early Care & Education

Supplemental Guidance for Childcare Centers

SchoolHouse Connection
COVID-19 and Homelessness: Strategies for Schools, Early Learning Programs, and Higher Education

Ensuring Young Children Have Healthy Meals During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Center for Science in the Public Interest
FAQ on COVID-19 and Food

Institute for Child Nutrition
COVID-19 page


Food Security

Voices for Healthy Kids
Resource Page

Food Access Resources

State by State Child Nutrition Program Waivers

No Kid Hungry
Food Access Emergency Grant Request Form

Guide to Ensuring Children Have Access to Nutrition
Maximizing WIC’s Role in Supporting Health, Food Security, and Safety

Center for Strategic and International Studies
COVID-19 and Food Security


Federal, State & Local Food Policy

ChangeLab Solutions
Coronavirus Law & Policy Resource Page

Healthy Food Policy Project
Local Government Policies to Support Food Access During COVID-19

Comment on Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Health Affairs
Health Justice Strategies to Combat COVID-19

The Hill
Leveraging SNAP to Alleviate Poverty

Center for Healthy Law and Policy Innovation
Actions for Congress and USDA to Support Local and Regional Food Systems During COVID-19

Voices for Healthy Kids
COVID-19 Resources



Laurie M. Tisch Center
How School Districts are Feeding Students During Closures
Serving Students During the Coronavirus: Best Practices

Find Meals for Kids When Schools are Closed

Afterschool Alliance
Resource Page

Tips to Keep Children Healthy While School’s Out
Guidance for Schools and Childcare Programs
K-12 Schools and Childcare Programs FAQs for Administrators, Teachers, and Parents
Checklist for Teachers and Parents

Child Trends
State Laws on How Schools Should Respond to Pandemics

Alliance for a Healthier Generation
COVID-19 page
Caring for the Education Community During COVID-19

Kaiser Permanente
Resources for Schools and Families Impacted by COVID-19

No Kid Hungry
Emerging Strategies & Tactics for Meal Service During School Closures Related to the Coronavirus

Emergency Meal Service Toolkit

COVID-19 page


Connecticut Resources

Food Assistance Program Waivers

Connecticut Food System Alliance
Coronavirus, Food, and Connecticut

Child Nutrition Programs

Hartford Courant
Coronavirus Crisis Resources in Connecticut