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12 fun kids’ face masks for the COVID-19 pandemic

 <span class="copyright">(Micah Fluellen / Los Angeles Times)</span>
(Micah Fluellen / Los Angeles Times)

With in-person school just starting for many children, face masks have become the new backpacks in terms of being necessities for at least 2020 and 2021. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that children 2 and older “wear masks in public and when around people who don’t live in your household.”

As the world adjusts to life in the age of COVID-19, it’s safe to say many parents are probably adding fashionable face masks to their children’s back-to-school shopping lists. Although students in Los Angeles may be confined to online learning, kids in other states are returning to the classroom, for which the CDC also states, “Appropriate and consistent use of cloth face coverings is most important when students, teachers and staff are indoors and when social distancing of at least 6 feet is difficult to implement or maintain.”

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5 options for stay-at-home fun in SF: Monday, July 13

Citywide

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The Bay Area’s shelter-in-place order has brought countless events usually held as in-person gatherings online. We’re aiming to support local businesses in San Francisco and Oakland by highlighting five of these events each day.

Got a suggestion for an online event based in SF or Oakland? Email our events reporter, Teresa Hammerl. 

Here’s your SF online event calendar for Monday, July 13. Join a support group for parents facing the challenges of COVID-19, learn how to interpret abstract art, brush up your watercolor skills and more.

Supporting Young Children During COVID-19

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The COVID-19 pandemic has created trauma, loss, and a rise in anxiety for many. Our Family Coalition recognizes the need to support families navigating this new norm, and invites parents to meet online with certified child life specialist Shani Thornton to help cope. Thornton will provide practical tools and resources

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17 actually fun websites to learn something new

17 actually fun websites to learn something new
17 actually fun websites to learn something new

The pandemic has relegated millions of people to their homes, with not much to do but stare at various screens.

There’s the bad screen, otherwise known as the work or school screen. Then there’s the good screen, or the thing you stare at in your free time to watch TV, play video games, or mindlessly scroll through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media.

But perhaps, after roughly four months of quarantine, it’s time to introduce something akin to a useful screen. We’ve got free time — not really by choice, but still — so maybe you want to make the best of it. It might just be the perfect time to learn a new skill, practice a language, or any number of other useful things.

That in mind, 7 sites to learn something new that can help you learn a

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5 options for stay-at-home fun in SF & Oakland: Friday, July 10

Citywide, Oakland

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The Bay Area’s shelter-in-place order has brought countless events usually held as in-person gatherings online. We’re aiming to support local businesses in San Francisco and Oakland by highlighting five of these events each day.

Got a suggestion for an online event based in SF or Oakland? Email our events reporter, Teresa Hammerl. 

Here’s your SF and Oakland online event calendar for Friday, July 10. Join a virtual hike, tune in as opera stars come together for a summer concert or listen to a pianist play pop covers with the opportunity to sing along from home.

Have You Seen Her, La Misión?

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Join the Roxie Theater for a retrospective showcasing responses to the transformations experienced in the Mission during the late 90s dot com boom. Filmmakers, most Mission born or current residents, will showcase locations and people in their personal voices and

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