Pandemic Preparedness: School Plans for Coronavirus

Pandemic Preparedness: School Plans for Coronavirus

Tuesday, March 10th, 10:00am-11:00am EST

Presented by Mary Lay, MPH, MCHES, CPS; Director of the Indiana Problem Gambling Awareness Program (IPGAP) through Indiana University, School of Public Health.

In collaboration with the Society of State Leaders of Health and Physical Education, we invite you and your collaborating partners to participate in a session to discuss steps for the prevention, decrease, and elimination of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in school communities across the U.S.

Health officials are currently taking steps to prevent the introduction and spread of COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”) into communities across the United States. Schools can play an important role in this effort. Through collaboration and coordination with State and local health departments, State and local educational agencies, other education officials, and elected officials, schools can disseminate critical information about the disease and its potential transmission to students, families, staff, and community. Schools can prepare to take additional steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19, should State and local health officials identify such a need.

Learning Objectives

  • describe the school’s role in prevention of the spread of the coronavirus and influenza during an outbreak;
  • identify preventive measures about which they could educate students, parents and other school personnel;
  • collaborate appropriately with local health department officials in the case of an outbreak; and
  • work with administrators and others to prepare a plan for an extended school shut down.

Webinar Resources

ASHA members get free continuing education hours included with membership, non-members will have the opportunity to purchase certificates after the webinar.  Not sure if you’re a current ASHA member? Email info@ashaweb.org.