The coronavirus outbreak has caused major disruptions to daily life and children are feeling these changes deeply. While the return to school will be not only welcome but exciting for many students, others will be feeling anxious or frightened. This article offers tips to help children navigate some of the complicated emotions they may be facing with going back to school.
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.
Physical distancing, masks and hand washing are here to stay. Since the emergence of COVID-19, the need for clear communication of dos and don’ts for audiences who live and work in low resource and crowded contexts has become more important than ever.
Nalamdana’s short films developed in an entertainment education format use humor and plain language to share key tips with low literacy audiences on preventing the transmission of COVID-19. Preemptively addressing barriers and dispelling common myths where possible, the videos are intended for sharing on digital and social media. Also under development are audio scripts to mirror the films. These are intended for community radio broadcast and sharing through social media.
This one talks about when things start to open up and people venture out again…
This guidance tool, useful for both SBC professionals and the public, reviews important information one should consider before deciding to resume all, or some, of normal activities.
As communities and businesses are opening, people may be looking for ways to resume some daily activities as safely as possible. While there is no way to ensure zero risk of infection, it is important to understand potential risks and how to adopt different types of prevention measures to protect yourself and to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Of course, if one has COVID-19, has symptoms consistent with COVID-19, or has been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19, it is important to stay home and away from other people. When one leaves home and begins to be around others depends on different factors for different situations.
In general, the more closely you interact with others and the longer that interaction, the higher the risk of COVID-19 spread.
Source: Deciding to Go Out
As many of us are getting back to our offices, we continue to be careful and need to take precautions.
New Concept and NCCDC have designed a simple poster on DOs and DON’Ts Precautions against COVID-19 in English and Hindi.
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