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National Association of School Psychologists and National Association of School Nurses: Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource

This document provides guidance to parents on how to minimize anxiety for children while also providing factual, age appropriate information on how best to avoid the infection and spread of disease. This resource is also available in Spanish, Chinese, Korean, and Amharic.

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Food Research and Action Center: An Advocate’s Guide to the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP)

Learn how D-SNAP works and what advocates, elected officials, and service providers can do to reduce hunger and food insecurity before, during, and after a disaster. The guide draws on the experience of domestic disasters, including Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Wilma in 2005; Hurricane Sandy in 2012; Hurricane Matthew in 2015; and many others.

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CDC: Tips for Keeping Kids Healthy When School Is Out

This resource provides steps for protecting children from getting sick with COVID-19, guidance around social interactions between children, and reported symptoms for children who have contracted COVID-19.

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American Federation of Teachers: Coronavirus: Information for educators and school support staff

The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) is calling on all K-12 leaders and teachers to prepare for nationwide K-12 closings, providing guidance for leaders, AFT members, and school cleaning personnel.

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CDC: Checklist for Teachers and Parents

Teachers and parents can use this checklist to plan and take action if a COVID-19 outbreak occurs in their community.

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CDC: Talking with Children about COVID-19– Messages for parents, school staff, and others working with children

As public conversations around COVID-19 increase, children may worry about themselves, their family, and friends getting ill with the virus. Parents, family members, school staff, and other trusted adults can play an important role in helping children make sense of what they hear in a way that is honest, accurate, and minimizes anxiety or fear. The CDC has created guidance to help adults have conversations with children about COVID-19 and ways they can avoid getting and spreading the disease. This resource is also available in Spanish.

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Coronavirus: Information for AFT Nurses and Health Professional members and employers

Healthcare workers are on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Protecting them from being exposed to COVID-19 is critically important so that they can continue to care for patients, avoid spreading the infection, and safeguarded their own health. The American Federation of Teachers provides information on what nurses and health professionals can do to protect themselves and others.

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National Association of School Nurses: Coronavirus Disease 2019 Resources

This catalogue of resources includes special guidance to school nurses in preparing and responding to COVID-19 in their communities, as well as general guidance on COVID-19 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and various other health and education organizations.

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American Federation of Teachers: COVID-19 Cleaning and Disinfection Resources for School Bus Personnel

Cleaning and disinfecting are part of a broad approach to preventing infectious diseases in schools. Bus personnel can follow this guidance on how best to disinfect, use products safely, and handle waste properly.

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American Federation of Teachers: COVID-19 Cleaning Resources for Custodians and School Personnel

Cleaning and disinfecting are part of a broad approach to preventing infectious diseases in schools. Custodians can follow this guidance on how best to disinfect, use products safely, and handle waste properly.

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Environmental Protection Agency: Frequently Asked Questions about Disinfectants for Use Against COVID-19

The EPA offers answers to frequently asked questions regarding the use and effectiveness of disinfectants against COVID-19.

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Environmental Protection Agency: EPA’s Registered Antimicrobial Products for Use Against Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, the Cause of COVID-19

This list includes products that meet EPA’s criteria for use against COVID-19. When purchasing a product, check if its EPA registration number is included on this list.

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