Coronavirus (COVID-19) Precautions

March 16, 2020
Ryan Imondi

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), Children’s Institute is taking the following precautions to ensure the safety of the children and families we serve, as well as our staff. Our goal is to continue providing services, by phone or video whenever possible, even in these challenging times.

  • In accordance with recommendations from the CDC, county and state officials, we are requiring the majority of our staff to work from home in order to maximize social distancing. Fewer employees at our locations reduces the risk for families and staff at our facilities.
  • CII’s main sites (Otis Booth, Watts, Watts Civic Center, Rosecrans, Compton EHS, Long Beach, Figueroa and Wilmington) remain open with limited operations for the time-being.
  • Now that LAUSD has announced school closures, we have temporarily closed our early education centers effective Monday, March 16, 2020.
    • We are moving to a virtual model to support continued learning, and we remain committed to ensuring the 2,500 children served in our early education programs receive access to nutritious meals during the week. Parents can pick up meals for their enrolled child or children at their usual site location between 11:30am-12:45pm Monday-Friday.
  • Adhering to LAUSD and other districts’ policies, school-based programs are postponed.
  • We have postponed our upcoming events (e.g., Volunteer Orientations, Professional Trainings, Mix & Mingle, Summit on Children Exposed to Violence and Plated) originally scheduled for March, April and May 2020.
  • We are working with our funders to ensure we can comply with their guidelines while providing quality Behavioral Health & Wellness care remotely via HIPAA compliant video conferencing.

We are deeply committed to the children and families we serve, and we will do our best to assist wherever we can during these difficult times.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with questions during regular business hours at 213-385-5100.

For a list of free resources available to families, click here

For the latest information on staying safe, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website here.