COVID-19 Response Resources

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Response Resources

Coronavirus is a type of virus that causes respiratory illness — an infection of the airways and lungs. COVID-19 is a new strain of coronavirus. It’s part of the same family of coronaviruses that includes the common cold.

Childcare

Coping with Stress During Infections Disease Outbreaks

Talking to Kids about Coronavirus   News of the coronavirus COVID-19 is everywhere, from the front page of all the papers to the playground at school. Many parents are wondering how to bring up the epidemic in a way that will be reassuring and not make kids more worried than they already may be. This link provides advice from the experts at the Child Mind Institute.


BrainPop video:  Coronavirus

BrainPop video:  Handwashing

       BrainPop and BrainPop, Jr are subscription databases of animated videos covering a wide range of topics, from history to engineering.  BrainPop has made these two videos freely available, without requiring login.   To access the rest of the videos, contact the Elementary Librarian, Mrs. Smallman: asmallman@nacs1.org.


Webcomic for Kids explaining Coronavirus
 
          Coronavirus Webcomic still


CVES COVID-19 Coronavirus Information Page
CVES is monitoring the status of component school districts and the region by working closely with the Clinton and Essex County Health Departments, the NYS Department of Health (DOH), and the NYS Education Department (NYSED) as well as keeping in close communication with area school districts.

Leader in Me (7 Habits) resources for families   Click on this link and scroll to the bottom for videos, activities, and printable coloring sheets for families to use while practicing the 7 Habits of Happy Kids.   

For NACS Staff:  Empire Blue Cross FAQ on Coronavirus