In response to COVID-19, WYQC recognizes the need for participants to remain safe and healthy.
Providers: During this time, please utilize the online application available at http://wyqcs.wyo.gov/ or scan and email applications to Denise Steele at firstname.lastname@example.org. If a training event has been canceled or rescheduled, please notify us via email of any changes as soon as possible. Please include the contract number in the subject line. Contracts may be canceled or amended as needed. Please note that we are experiencing a high volume of contracts requiring changes and we will respond as soon as time permits. Thank you for your patience.
CDA and Scholarship Recipients: Please remember to complete the online survey (link below) and send in transcripts or proof of completion of coursework to Denise Steele. At this time, please email her directly with any completion documentation.
Grant Recipients: If training has been completed, please complete the online survey below and email Denise Steele (email@example.com) with items in accordance with your checklist.
The online survey for completed training can be found at the bottom of this page.
Workforce Resources in Response to COVID-19
We are aware that you have numerous questions concerning the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or the CARES Act federal funding package from the federal government. We are looking forward to receiving information regarding the implementation of the specific programs soon from the U.S. Department of Labor, as Governor Gordon signed the required agreement with the Department of Labor to access these funds.
If you are needing to file an unemployment claim, please do so on our website at wyui.wyo.gov. If you do not have internet access, you can file by phone at(307) 473-3789. Please know that call volume is extremely heavy. If you are not able to get through, please try again later. If you filed for unemployment previous to June 2018, contact us at (307) 473-3789 and press Option 1 to have your PIN reset.
Employers carry a heavy burden during this challenging time. They must balance personal and family care, employee safety and livelihoods, all while trying to keep their businesses afloat. The Wyoming Business Council has resources to help business owners juggle it all.
Wyoming Hunger Initiative
The Wyoming Hunger Initiative task force recently launched an online clearinghouse to help families struggling with food access and insecurity in Wyoming during the COVID-19 pandemic. The website has a county-by-county listing of resources on the Wyoming Hunger Initiative website.
Protecting Children While Sheltering in Place
While many American cities and states have official “shelter-at-home” policies in place, and millions of parents are working from home while caring for children, KID, CFA, and U.S. PIRG created the consumer guide Protecting Children While Sheltering in Place to alert parents and caregivers about common hazards in homes that could harm children while people are sequestered during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Earlier this week, KID released their annual recall report, Seeking Safety: 2019 Children’s Product Recalls, analyzing children’s products recalled in 2019. The report highlights the large amount of deaths associated with inclined sleepers (here is a link to KID’s recent flyer which lists ten infant inclined sleep products that have been recalled), and the high number of furniture recalls due to tip-over hazards. While infants may have altered sleeping arrangements due to COVID-19 isolation, parents should avoid using infant inclined sleepers due to suffocation risks. The report also serves as a reminder for child care facilities to anchor furniture and TVs.
Read the guide to protecting children while sheltering in place.
Health Tips for Your Family: Active Play
Good activity habits begin early in your child’s life, and it’s important to find time for active play, even in instances where your family’s normal child care, school, and work routines are interrupted. As early as infancy, you can help your child grow lifelong healthy play habits. Your child learns from you, so while you help them be active, try to do the same activities!
Tummy time and time spent out of the swing or bouncy chair will give them plenty of chances to stretch, reach, and kick so they can reach important milestones like crawling and sitting up.
For Toddlers & Preschoolers
Children who have lots of active play time outside and indoors are more likely to stay healthy and active as they grow up. Keep moving by dancing, jumping, and walking together.
For You & Your Family
When you spend time being active, your child learns healthy habits from you. Set playtime, mealtime, and bedtime routines to make daily life easier to handle.