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INDIANA DOE RESOURCES
COVID-19 Resources for Indiana Schools
Posted: Thu, 03/05/2020 - 11:30am Updated: Fri, 03/20/2020 - 1:20pm
Federal, state, and local health officials are currently taking steps to prevent the introduction and spread of COVID-19 into US communities. Schools, working together with health officials, have an important role in slowing the spread of diseases and creating plans to minimize disruption to teaching and learning. Plans can build on everyday practices (e.g., encouraging hand hygiene, monitoring absenteeism, communicating routinely) that include strategies for before, during, and after a possible outbreak.
To prepare for possible community transmission of COVID-19, the most important thing for schools to do now is plan and prepare. As the global outbreak evolves, schools should prepare for the possibility of community-level outbreaks.
NATIONAL PTA RESOURCES
The outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is a rapidly evolving public health situation. State and local PTAs must follow the direction and guidance of their respective health and education departments.
In order to assist and support the most vulnerable children and families, PTAs should reach out to their local school districts and departments of health to determine high-need areas and collaborate with community groups—such as food pantries—to provide essential services and support.
National PTA has compiled a number of resources here for our PTA community to use to help navigate the pandemic.
All Indiana schools will close through May 1, and all state standardized tests are canceled in response to the quickly spreading coronavirus, Gov. Eric Holcomb announced on Thursday. He also said it’s possible that the closures could be extended through the end of the school year. Read more here.
US DOE RESOURCES
Health officials are currently taking steps to prevent the introduction and spread of COVID-19 ("Coronavirus") into communities across the United States. Coronavirus.gov offers the most up to date information about this rapidly evolving situation.
Through collaboration and coordination with State and local health departments, State and local educational agencies, other education officials, and elected officials, schools can disseminate critical information about the disease and its potential transmission to students, families, staff, and community.
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