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(WATCH) The ABCs of Keeping Kids Safe During COVID-19

A conversation with County Health Officer, Dr. Chris Farnitano and fellow First 5 Contra Costa Commissioner and Executive Director of CocoKids, John Jones about how parents and families can protect their youngest children during COVID-19.


As events continue to unfold in Contra Costa County regarding COVID-19, we will be updating this page with news and announcements about events and activities associated with First 5 Contra Costa.

We encourage everyone to refer to Contra Costa Health Services for public health recommendations, updates, and resources.

We also recommend that you follow us on social media for updates:


Please visit coronavirus.cchealth.org for the latest updates or call the Coronavirus Call Center: (844) 729-8410.

For further information, prevention, and more, please call 2-1-1. You can also text “coronavirus” or “COVID19” to 211211 or visit https://www.crisis-center.org (available in English, Spanish, and Chinese)

How to Reach Us
First 5 offices will continue to be closed to the public, and staff will continue to balance working from home as well in the office. During this time, we are reachable by email and will do our best to respond to you within 48 hours.

We value our community partners, contractors, families and ourselves, and we plan to adhere to the orders of the Health Officer of Contra Costa County. During these times, things are continuing to change and we will continue to provide guidance and be a resource to all.

First 5 Contra Costa:

Contra Costa County:


Crisis Hotlines:

      • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-TALK (8255)
      • NAMI HelpLine: Call 800-950-6264, Text NAMI to 741-741
      • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-SAFE (7233)
      • National Sexual Assault Hotline: 800-656-HOPE (4673)
      • National Parent Helpline 1-855-2736
        • for emotional support and advocacy for parents

Center on the Developing Child, Harvard University

How to Stay Healthy

How to Practice Support & Self-Care

Talking to Kids about COVID-19 

Video: “COVID-19 Tips for Parents” from Dr. Barbara Stroud

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