At St. Luke's School, we are committed to communicating with you openly, honestly and frequently at all times and especially during times of potential stress and anxiety. We will continue to update this web page with additional information on the Coronavirus as it becomes available.
Please review our Distance Learning Parent Resources for creative ways to spend time with your child and more. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
- New York City Department of Health
- New York State Department of Health
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- CDC on Travel
- World Health Organization (WHO)
Resources for Parents In Talking about COVID-19:
- Talking to Children about COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource
The National Association of School Psychologists makes recommendations of what to keep in mind when discussing the Coronavirus with children, including a list of helpful resources.
- Child Mind Institute - Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus
This article outlines helpful considerations when talking with children about the Coronavirus and includes a brief, four-minute video on this topic.
- NPR - What You Need to Know to Prevent and Prepare for the Coronavirus
This 15-minute podcast was released before the first case of Coronavirus was found in New York City, but it has a variety of good tips on how to deal with the virus.
- Talking to Tweens and Teens about Coronavirus
This article from The New York Times offers advice on how parents can help lessen their adolescents' anxiety and teach them how to protect themselves from the virus.
Resources for Children Understanding COVID-19:
- Coronavirus: A book for children
This book is an accessible resource for children to understand what is happening in the world, how they can stop the spread of Coronavirus, and how they can help their parents and siblings as their family shares spaces for work and school.
- Time to Come In, Bear: A Children's Story About Social Distancing
This video explains social distancing to young children and why it is important to prevent the spread of Coronavirus.
- BrainPOP - Coronavirus Explained for Kids (Full Version)
This four-minute video explains the Coronavirus’s origins, how it works, what some governments are doing to stop its spread, how you can slow its spread and prevent infection, and how to get reliable information on updates.
- BrainPOP - Coronavirus Explained for Kids (Edited Version)
This three-minute video focuses more on what the Coronavirus is, how you can slow its spread and prevent infection, and how to get reliable information on updates.
- Just for Kids, A Comic Exploring the New Coronavirus
This comic based on a radio story produced by NPR teaches children about the Coronavirus and ways to prevent the spread of the virus.