News and information about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) changes daily. As your professional organization, NASSP wants to ensure that our members are informed and prepared. While the risk for coronavirus infection in the United States is still very low, we are actively monitoring the situation and following advice and directives from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The CDC has issued interim guidance for U.S. schools to plan, prepare, and respond to coronavirus. If you haven’t already, we strongly 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 community can stay informed.
With tension on the rise, 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.
We will continue to monitor the situation and will share updates and additional resources as they become available.
- CDC: Interim Guidance for Administrators of U.S. Childcare Programs and K–12 Schools to Plan, Prepare, and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (Spanish)
- CDC Coronavirus Disease Resource Center (Spanish)
- CDC: Stigma Related to COVID-19
CDC Print Resources
- Fact Sheet: What You Need to Know (Spanish)
- Fact Sheet: What to Do if You Are Sick (Spanish)
- Poster: Stop the Spread of Germs (Spanish)
- Poster: Symptoms of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Spanish)