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Amid the COVID-19 pandemic and anticipated economic downturn, foster and relative caregivers face a range of issues while providing critical supports for the more than 437,000 children and youth currently in foster care in the U.S. Challenges include foster and relative caregivers not easily able to quarantine or self-isolate from children in their care, making plans for children should caregivers become incapacitated or hospitalized, difficulty keeping medical or behavioral health appointments and obtaining medication for children in their care. NCSL has developed a chart that contains federal guidance, directives and opportunities and examples of how states are addressing COVID-19’s impact on vulnerable older youth and young adults. You can access the chart below.