As your professional organization, EDmarket is doing its best to ensure our members are informed and prepared. We are actively monitoring the situation and following advice and directives from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We will also share updates and additional resources as they become available.
Education Week has posted searchable school closures and status online: Where School Buildings Are Closed and How Long They'll Be Shut Down
The CDC has issued interim guidance for U.S. schools to plan, prepare, and respond to coronavirus. If you haven't already, we encourage you to read through this guidance, and proactively and frequently communicate plans with your administration, teachers, parents, and students. We also recommend that you provide information and communications in several languages so all members of your school or college community can stay informed. MCH Strategic Data has also provided an auto-updated list of district school closings to help staff, families, and communities stay informed about closings and plans reopening.
We also encourage you to correct any misinformation that is being shared so that students are not facing discrimination and xenophobia. Included below are several resources from the CDC that can be shared to inform your school community and correct any misinformation that is being spread.