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West Sound Academy's Coronavirus (COVID-19) website page
West Sound Academy's website page with news and information on the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in our area. This page is updated regularly with information regarding our preparation and procedures to address coronavirus with our community.
Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases
An interactive chart, updated daily, with confirmed cases of COVID-19 by Country/Region/Sovereignty, total deaths, and total recovered. Presented by Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering.
The Coronavirus Collection: Fact-Checking COVID-19
A compilation of claims about the coronavirus (COVID-19) that Snopes has fact-checked so far, separated by category: Conspiracy Theories and ‘Predictions’; Memes and Misinformation; Origins and Treatments; Government Response.
USAFacts: Coronavirus in the United States
USAFacts is collecting up-to-the-minute metrics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), various local and state departments, and academic institutions for a holistic picture of the COVID-19 outbreak. Use this map of US counties to understand the spread of the virus.
Guidance for Schools
Strategic Crisis Communication Best Practices For Schools
The author explains the five elements that are key in a crisis communication strategy and the role they played in how their school dealt with the COVID-19 event in China. The goal was to do whatever would best support and help ensure the safety of students, parents, teachers, and the wider community. Author: Kyle Bueschlen, Senior Communications Specialist & Systems Supervisor at the Western Academy of Beijing, in a guest blog post for Finalsite
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance for Schools
Select news and federal guidance on the COVID-19 outbreak, resources, and independent school strategies and trends provided by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). The document is updated frequently. Author: Megan Mann, NAIS Legal Counsel.
COVID-19 Resources from Global Online Academy (GOA)
Links to a number of resources for schools launching into online learning, from Global Online Academy.
Encourage Students to Journal About the Pandemic
Students’ Journals Could Be ‘Primary Sources’
Students are living through a rapidly evolving, historical moment, according to Lauren Brown, an eighth-grade US history teacher. In this article, Brown suggests teachers encourage students to write in a journal or record videos about what they are thinking and feeling during this public health emergency -- reinforcing to students that their work will serve as "primary sources" about the pandemic. Guest post on the Middle Web blog.
The Why? of Social Distancing