Mission 10

Mission Details | Parents + Children

Hello + welcome to our tenth collective mission.

With variants, uncertainty around childhood susceptibility, + the return to school, there is a lot of concern over the safety + health of our children. If you are a parent or guardian to school-aged children (K-12), your mission awaits below. If not, scroll to the bottom for a mini recruitment mission.

⛑️ How to support: Share your tips + wisdom here on how you’ve kept your family healthy, safe, + aware within COVID. Then spread what you found most helpful from VDH's Healthy Back to School page to your community of parents/guardians via social media groups, text, or email.

📲 To be featured in the Mission 10 status update + recap, provide your feedback + let us know how you share. Your insight + ideas help guide future efforts.

💞 Families supporting families. The goal of this mission is to collect insight which can be shared - from parents for parents. If you have school aged children, we’d love to know your tips + wisdom on how you’ve been keeping your family healthy, safe, + aware. To support this mission, please lend 5 minutes of your time here. (Feedback form is now closed for Mission 10)

🧰  Prep for a healthy summer + safe return to school by exploring these recommendations + resources about COVID, immunizations, child well visits, routine oral health, mental health resources, + more for your child. Share what you find most helpful with your community of parents/guardians via social media groups, text, or email.

🗞️ Facts about children + COVID-19 - The questions + concerns over whether or not children can contract, spread, or even get ill from COVID-19 have been steady. Comprehensive + recent research is suggesting that yes, children can contract + spread COVID-19, particularly with the new + emerging variants.

📋 Mini Recruitment Mission: Do you know a Virginia resident between the ages of 18 - 24? Help recruit them to join the COVID Community Ambassador Program by sharing your efforts + direct them to the registration page. We'll need all hands on deck for upcoming Gen Z missions.

Key facts, feedback + insight on mission success.

🗓 On August 5th, 2021, Mission 10 email was delivered to 4,014 Ambassadors.

⛑️ Within the first week, mission 10 received 4,200 views. The Ambassador email drove engagement to a variety of resources, including 50 visits to Harvard childhood + COVID facts and 80 visits to the VDH Healthy Back to School page for additional resources. Ambassadors submitted 71 parent-to-parent insights, and we've recapped highlights, below.

⛑️ In addition to the core mission,  ambassadors helped recruit ambassadors, aged 18-24 years olds, who can support upcoming Gen-Z missions. Within the first week, we received 47 new sign-ups.

-- The Commonwealth thanks you for your support, Ambassadors! -- 

📊 💬 INSIGHT 1 | Children + COVID Misinformation:
How much misinformation are you seeing within your communities, related to children + COVID?

💬 INSIGHT 2 | Question For Parents:
How are you helping keep your children safe? What precautions are you taking?
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💬 INSIGHT 3 | Hearing From Others:
What concerns are you hearing from other parents of school-age children?
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💬 INSIGHT 4 | Nurturing:
How are you talking with your children to help them understand COVID-19?
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