Here are some resources we have found helpful for your reference:
1. Centers for Disease Control Prevention, Coronavirus Disease Prevention and Treatment 2. World Health Organization, Basic Protective Measures Against the New Coronavirus
3. National Public Radio, Must-Know Vocab For COVID-19: From Droplets To Zoonotic
Below are two messages I sent to families regarding Coronavirus.
All the Best,
Sent on January 24th:
The Health Department has now established a call center for novel coronavirus for the general public: 408-885-3980.
They now have a webpage for the public with general recommendations and FAQs: www.sccgov.org/sites/phd/DiseaseInformation/novel-coronavirus/Pages/home.aspx.
Attached are the FAQs (short and long versions).
I will be sending out information as it is given to me.
Sent on February 28th:
As you all know, there is currently a worldwide concern regarding the Coronavirus. While there is not a rampant outbreak of this disease in our area, this is a great time to remember that the number one thing we can all do to keep us and our children safe from this and any other virus is frequent and thorough hand washing. Please help your children at home and at school with these steps recommended by the CDC:
Washing your hands is easy, and it's one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of germs. Clean hands can stop germs from spreading from one person to another and throughout an entire community-from your home and workplace to childcare facilities and hospitals.
Follow these five steps every time.
Very well written Reeva. You have mentioned every thought and concern I have been having. Thank you for taking the time to write the letter to families. It sums up my thoughts exactly. I may use parts of it tomorrow in the essence of saving time as we are in for a long day of answering concerns, keeping positive, and searching grocery stores for food and supplies. I just wanted you to know that your words were definitely validating today and your letter will help save me time tomorrow as well!