Important Coronavirus Info

March 15, 2020

Hello PS20 families. During this stressful and confusing time, we wanted to give you some information, tools, and resources that hopefully will help us all figure out how to manage the Coronavirus situation. Please be safe, healthy, and kind to each other. 

Healthy Habits: Do The Five

These are the general tips for keeping ourselves and our loved ones healthy. These actions & ideas represent our first line of defense against the virus.

WASH HANDS

Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.

Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.

COUGH INTO ELBOW

This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.

Why? Droplets spread virus. By following good respiratory hygiene you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19.

DON'T TOUCH YOUR FACE

Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

Why? Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.

STAY 6FT+ APART

Maintain at least 6 feet distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.

Why? When someone coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease.

FEEL SICK? STAY HOME

Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. 

Why? Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also protect you and help prevent spread of viruses and other infections.

World Health Organization (Video Series)

Resources for more information

NYC DOE Coronavirus Updates

Updates for families, remote learning, additional school-related info.

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Centers For Disease Control and Prevention

Information on: What You Need To Know, Community Resources, Updates

GO TO THE SITE

World Health Organization

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public.

GO TO THE SITE

Remote Learning Technology Access

Request an iPad (from NYC DOE)

To help students stay connected during emergencies, the DOE is lending internet-enabled iPads to support remote learning for students.

Request an iPad

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