Updated Resources and Tools for Reopening Schools and Childcare Programs

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has updated their guidelines for reopening of schools and childcare centers as of July 23, 2020.

The resources and tools made available on that date support how to open schools safely by promoting behaviors that prevent spread, altering how a school and school day is structured, and outlining how to keep the school environment healthy through cleaning, proper ventilation, and other practices. The resources and tools also describe what to do to guard against someone who might be sick from infecting others and what to do if this occurs.

The resources, available here, also provide students, school administrators, parents, guardians, or caregivers the information they need to guide their decision-making on attending in-person curriculum and how to adapt to local conditions.

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    Montanans Wear Face Coverings

    These posters were developed to reach people living in Montana (US) with the message that the population of that state is already used to wearing masks for their various sports activities, so wearing a mask for COVID-19 should be easy for them.

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      How the Virus Won

      This interactive graphic moves through the timeline of COVID-19 in the United States and shows via a map how and where the virus spread.

      Source: How the Virus Won

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        Interim Guidance for Administrators of US K-12 Schools and Child Care Programs to Plan, Prepare, and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

        This interim guidance is intended for administrators of public and private child care programs and K-12 schools. Administrators are individuals who oversee the daily operations of child care programs and K-12 schools, and may include positions like child care program directors, school district superintendents, principals, and assistant principals.

        This guidance is intended for administrators at both the school/facility and district level. Why is this guidance being issued? This guidance will help child care programs, schools, and their partners understand how to help prevent the transmission of COVID-19 within child care and school communities and facilities. It also aims to help child care programs, schools, and partners react quickly should a case be identified. The guidance includes considerations to help administrators plan for the continuity of teaching and learning if there is community spread of COVID-19.

        Source: Interim Guidance for Administrators of US K-12 Schools and Child Care Programs to Plan, Prepare, and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

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          Considerations for Schools

          This site includes all of the CDC’s recommendations for re-opening of schools and how to handle in-school situations.

          Source: Considerations for Schools

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            COVID-19 in Pregnancy and Lactation

            MotherToBaby is a non-profit organization focused on providing risk assessments to pregnant and breastfeeding women about various exposures, including infectious disease. We have created a fact sheet on COVID-19, which is updated frequently with the latest evidence-based information for pregnant and breastfeeding women who have questions about this virus. Versions are available in both English and Spanish.

            Source: COVID-19 Fact Sheets

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              FEMA Coronavirus Rumor Control

              This page is aimed at helping the public distinguish between rumors and facts regarding the response to coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

              Source (English): FEMA Coronavirus Rumor Control

              Source (Español): Control de rumores del coronavirus

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              Stigma Reduction (Washington State Department of Health)

              This fact sheet explains that misinformation about coronavirus and COVID-19 can create fear and hostility that hurts people and makes it harder to keep everyone healthy. It emphasizes that people are stronger as a community when they stand together against discrimination.

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