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COVID-19 Information

ASCA is working with the Centers for Disease Control on issues related to how schools work with students on issues surrounding the coronavirus and is helping the CDC develop appropriate and effective messages on how to talk to children about coronavirus. 

Here are some suggestions and resources to consider as you provide support to your students regarding the coronavirus. Before you take any action, consult with your district to discover any guidance or response initiatives it has in place so your actions align with school and district programs. School counselors also should:
  • Encourage parents to limit their children's exposure to the media
  • Provide a calming influence to students as needed
  • Help students address their fears
Centers for Disease Control
Coronavirus Disease 2019  
Interim Guidance for Administrators of US Childcare Programs and K-12 Schools to Plan, Prepare and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019

U.S. Department of Education
COVID-19 Information and Resources for Schools and School Personnnel

Coping with Stress During an Infectious Disease Outbreak

Child Mind Institute
Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus 

National School Boards Association
COVID-19: Preparing for Widespread Illness in Your School Community: A Legal Guide for School Leaders

Share My Lesson
Coronavirus Student Guide: Explnations and News Updates

National Education Association
Schools and Coronavirus

National Association of School Psychologists
Talking to Children About COVID-19: A Parent Resource
Office of College and Career Success (OCCS)
School Counseling and Postsecondary Advising (OSCPA)