As cases of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) emerge closer to home and some schools close, parents and students will have many questions, and schools will be deciding how to respond within their local context.
The Hazel medical team has compiled the following list of resources for schools and families, to serve as a helpful tool as we navigate this evolving situation together.
Resources from the Center for Disease Control (CDC)
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) is the first expert source for up-to-date, accurate information on public health concerns, including new viruses like coronavirus (COVID-19). Below are CDC resources that may be most helpful for schools:
CDC materials not currently translated to Vietnamese, Hazel has found the following resources in Vietnamese from local health departments
Coronavirus FAQ – click Vietnamese at top
Fact Sheets in Vietnamese – Scroll down: Fact sheets in multiple languages are found just under the 3 video links
Local Health Departments
Deciding how best to prepare and respond to an emerging outbreak is a decision that requires local information. Your local health department is the best source for local information, including: How many cases have appeared nearby our city or town? What is the guidance for people specifically in my town?
Check your school district website for other important updates, information, and local resources.
The Hazel medical team has found the following additional resources to be helpful.
For Student and Family Communication:
Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring The New Coronavirus – NPR (English) Preview below
Basic Information for Parents – American Academy of Pediatrics (English and Spanish)
Unique visual overview from GoInvo (English)
For School Nurses and School Administrators:
BBC Global Overview – (English)