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COVID-19/Coronavirus - The City of Chula Vista is here to serve you. While in-person services are limited, many services are available online. For more details, please visit our Coronavirus page here

 

 

 

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Coronavirus (COVID-19)  |   Parks & Rec  |  Library

Virtual Community Center

Welcome to the City of Chula Vista’s Virtual Community Center! Although all City of Chula Vista recreation centers, libraries, and parks are closed until further notice, Chula Vista Community Services Department is here to continue to provide online recreation and library services and resources to the community.

Now, more than ever, the importance of community is especially crucial. This page will be your go-to for individual and community fun, recreational, and educational opportunities. Together we can strengthen our families and develop a strong, healthy community through online experiences during this challenging time.

Visit this page for new updates and ideas to keep you and your loved ones healthy, entertained, and informed.
Please note that we do not endorse or receive funds to advertise any of the third-party sites or services listed or referenced on this page.

Stay positive. Stay healthy. Stay focused.


Have a great idea or resource you’d like to share? Email us 

 

Virtual Recreation


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Virtual Fitness, Education, and Activity Classes/Resources

Follow us on Instagram/Facebook @CVREC

Fitness Classes

Kids

Adults

 

 


 

Education Resources

  • Conjuguemos - Learn new languages through fun activities and games NEW!
  • Mental Health First Aid Training - This FREE online course will help you to build resilience and support yourself and others through this crisis by reviewing basic principles of providing psychological first aid, including how to recognize and manage stress in yourself and in others and how to lend support to family members, friends and coworkers during and following the COVID-19 outbreak. NEW!

  • Safety Activities -  The American Red Cross has some ideas on how to keep your children engaged while teaching them something valuable at the same time NEW!

  • Coursera -– Free college and university courses; course certificates offered 

  • GoNoodle – Downloadable curricular activites.

  • Wildflowers & Marbles – Online home education blog. Click here for planning resource templates.

  • Busy Toddler – Preschool e-book and free printables

  • GoNoodle – Downloadable curricular activitieS

  • Scholastic – Free website with daily courses for students Prekindergarten through 9th Grade

  • Lakeshore – Free printable education worksheets

  • Khan Academy – Free daily schedules for students ages 4-18

  • Wildflowers & Marbles – Online home education blog. Click here for planning resource templates

  • Busy Toddler – Preschool e-book and free printables

  • Mystery Science – Science lessons for ages K-5

  • Encantos - *bilingual option* Free educational content for kids up to age 6 

  • Duolingo – Learn a new language for free

 

Activity Resources

  • NASA at Home - NASA kids and family activities NEW!

  • Nomster Chef - Digital and Illustrated Library of Recipes for Kids 2-12 NEW!

  • Drawing Tutorial  - How to draw Marvel characters NEW!

  • Story Time Celebrities reading children stories NEW!

  • Story Time from Space - Astronauts reading stories from space NEW!

  • NetFlix Party - Sync Netflix and watch with friends and family! NEW!

  • Daily Doodle – Daily lunch doodles with Mo Willems. Draw, doodle, and explore new ways of writing

  • GoNoodle – YouTube channel with movement and mindfulness videos for kids

  • Busy Toddler – Toddler and big kid’s activities and indoor ideas and printouts

  • California Science Center -  At-home science activities for families using household supplies 

  • What Moms Love – 87 energy busting indoor games & activities for kids

  • RecycleAndPlay – Follow or visit @recycleandplay online for recycled crafts and activities for kids

  • The Home Edit – The 14-day mini edit for at-home organizing 

 

TED Talks - Growth & Development 

 

 

Virtual Library


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Chula Vista Library E-Resources

Follow us on Instagram/Facebook @ChulaVistaLibrary

Did you know that the City of Chula Vista Library offers digital resources year-round? To access all digital resources, click here. Here’s a few you will find:

 

Virtual Tours


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Virtual Disney World 

 

Living Coast Discovery Center

 

San Diego Zoo

  • San Diego Zoo – Live cams and videos of your favorite animals 

 

US Botanical Garden

 

Great Barrier Reef

 

Museum Virtual Tours

Experience virtual tours of some of the best museums from all over the world.

 

National Park Virtual Tours

Experience virtual tours of national parks in the U.S.

Stay Connected


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Tips on Staying Connected

Volunteer Opportunities 

  • Just Serve -Find various volunteer opportunities throughout the County

Video and Audio Conferencing Platforms 

  • Zoom Meeting – YouTube channel on how to use Zoom

  • FaceTime – How to use Group Facetime on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

  • Facetime– How to make calls in Facetime on Mac

  • Skype – Download and learn how to use Microsoft Skype

  • Google Hangouts – Ideal for smaller meetings on any desktop or mobile device

  • FreeConference – Video conferencing for small International meetings

 

Even with social distancing, find ways to connect.

  Write: write a letter to someone dear

  • Phone/text: take time to reach out to family and friends; support others and let them know you’re available

  • FaceTime: call family or friends to stay connected via video chat; plan FaceTime hangouts; this is also doable with Skype, Google Hangouts and other platforms

  • Connect with those at home: have conversation, play a game, keep interaction flowing 

  • Support local businesses and non-profits: support local businesses by ordering pick-up or delivery, buying a gift card or making future bookings; support non-profits by finding ways to help or donate

 

 

Stay Nourished


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Visit these sites for information on food resources.

  • San Diego Food Bank - Feeding San Diego (open to all ages) 
    EAST: Salvation Army El Cajon at 1025 E Main St. El Cajon, CA 92021
    CENTRAL: Labor Council SDCCU Stadium 9449 Friars Rd., San Diego, CA 92108 Northeast Lot
    SOUTH: Ongoing - Every Tuesday and Thursday, Community Through Hope; Eucalyptus Park 436C St. Chula Vista, CA 91910
  • Salvation Army: Free meals for kids are provided to the Salvation Army KROC Center. Children MUST be present to receive a meal. Hours of Operation are Weekdays from 10 a.m. to noon.
    Salvation Army KROC Center
    6845 University Ave.
    San Diego, CA 92115
  • CVESD Meal Service – Chula Vista Elementary School District “grab and go” meal service.

  • SUHSD Feeding Locations - Sweetwater Union High School District feeding locations. 

  • Meals on Wheels - Meal delivery for seniors

  • San Diego Hunger Coalition- This website breaks down the following categories: Meals for Kids, Food Banks, WIC, CalFresh, Senior/Congregate Meals, Resources, Videos, CDC Fact Sheet (15 languages)

 

Stay Informed


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Be in the Know

Visit these sites for the latest local information regarding COVID-19. If you have health-related questions or concerns, contact your healthcare provider. For general questions about COVID-19 or information about community resources, call 2-1-1.

 

Last updated: 4/28/20

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