It is crucial that schools communicate with the state and local health departments. Schools are also encouraged to communicate with families and the school community about what they can do to decrease the spread of illness; and help families and communities understand the important roles they can play in reducing the spread of COVID-19 and keeping schools open. School administrators can also support their school community by sharing resources with students (if resources are age-appropriate), their families, and staff.
Schools should coordinate with state and local health officials to determine what type of information might be best to share with the school community and could consider sharing the following fact sheets and information sources:
Center for Disease Control (CDC) Information on COVID-19
New York State Office of Mental Health (NYSOMH)