COVID-19 Testing, Gold Star Families & Child Care Options: Sept. 2020

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COVID-19 Testing Expanding
The Department of Defense will begin testing some asymptomatic service members for coronavirus disease 2019. It is part of a multipronged approach to stop transmission and protect the health of the force.
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Honoring Gold Star Families
Gold star families are a vital part of our country’s military community and history. Learn about recognizing these surviving family members, whose service member died while serving our great nation, and how we honor them through Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day on Sept. 27.
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Military Families’ Hourly Child Care Options Grow
The Department of Defense has expanded options for military families seeking hourly child care. Parents can use free access to a national online database of caregivers to find hourly, flexible and on-demand care.
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Are You Prepared
for a Disaster?
September is National Preparedness Month. From procedures for reporting to your component to preparing your emergency kit, make a disaster preparedness plan today so you can prepare for, respond to and recover from a disaster.

Plan My Move Tool Has New Features
Plan My Move recently launched new features to make it easier for service members and families to organize their moving checklists online. The new features include adding custom checklist items, reordering items chronologically, and duplicating previously saved checklists.

Learn About New Support Options
The Military and Family Life Counseling Program can help you stay strong through life’s challenges, including those due to COVID-19. For easy access, the program now offers telephonic and video non-medical counseling in one-on-one, couple or group sessions.

Suicide Awareness and Prevention
Service members and their families deal with a number of stressors. Help reduce the risk of suicide by learning to recognize the potential signs, offering support to those around you and seeking help if you need it yourself.

Free MWR Virtual Learning Resources
Your child’s school year may have online or hybrid classes, depending on your local COVID-19 conditions. Supplement that education with free virtual learning resources and online tutoring, available through the Morale, Welfare and Recreation Digital Library.
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