Does your school district have a Coronavirus communication plan?
Wondering how to handle the Coronavirus within your school district? The articles below will help you stay informed and offers tips on how you and your district should be handling the matter. SchoolPointe’s staff is standing by to help if you have questions or would like to set up a page dedicated to the coronavirus and staying prepared.
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What schools and teachers should be doing now about coronavirus, according to the experts
What should schools, teachers and everyone else on a campus be doing as the new coronavirus continues spreading around the globe, including in the United States?
Most patients confirmed to have covid-19, the disease caused by the virus, have had mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms including fever, cough and shortness of breath. Some patients have experienced pneumonia in both lungs, and the global death count as of Monday was more than 3,000, with six deaths in Washington state.
Coronavirus triggers cancellations, closures and contingency planning across the country
Increasingly, organizations are opting to cancel large gatherings, encourage remote work or take other steps reflecting an abundance of caution about the virus, according to interviews with officials in several states. Others are making contingency plans about more-significant steps they might take in the case of a wider outbreak.
Coronavirus Communication: What Should School Leaders Do Right Now?
The spread of COVID-19, also known as coronavirus, is at the forefront of many people’s minds across the United States. While the news is concerning for all of us, parents and guardians are especially worried about how their children will be affected if the virus hits their local schools.
School and district leaders should be preparing for all possibilities, including the need to call off school for an extended period of time at some point over the next several weeks or months. Now is also a good time to communicate with your stakeholders about how the school district is preparing and how everyone can play a role in preventing the spread of the coronavirus and other illnesses.
Response Plan: Communicating a Confirmed Coronavirus Case in Your Schools
As of today, there have been few reported cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in U.S. public schools. However, as time goes on, it’s likely that increasing numbers of school districts will need to address confirmed cases. Below is a response plan for communicating with district stakeholders if the situation arises.
The first and most important thing you should do if you have a confirmed case of coronavirus in your schools is to start communicating — and quickly. In fact, clear your schedule and focus all your energy on communicating.