As many of you know, Governor Inslee declared a state of emergency due to the growing presence of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in our state. What does that mean? Should you freak out? Is this something we're all overreacting to? Great questions, but we're no
doctors (although we do have a Dr. Scott Seaman). Here's what we can tell you though; listen to advice and guidance from your district and from local, state, and national health experts. Aside from that, our best piece of advice is to make sure you
are communicating frequently and clearly with your students, staff, and community.
While we aren't health experts, we've done some groundwork for you and put together a resource page with links and resources, including:
- OSPI's memo,
- Our State Department of Health's (DOH) coronavirus web site,
- DOH's guidance for school administrators and nurses,
- Links to the Center for Disease Control's coronavirus resources (including their guidance for K-12 administrators and childcare workers),
- Resources from the World Health Organization,
- A comic to help explain the coronavirus to kids, and
- A list of stories in the news.
We'll do our best to keep updating our resource page as new or better information becomes available. And while we might not be the experts, please reach out to us if you have questions or concerns. In the meantime, check out the page of resources we've
put together for you.