CDS Community Updates
Relevant updates and resources regarding the impacts of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) event on Charleston Day School are below.
Our COVID-19 Response Team, including Head of School, Judith Foley Arnstein, is working diligently to plan for the health and safety of our community. We will communicate critical updates as needed. Please know that the safety of our CDS community is paramount as we navigate this fluid situation.
- The World Health Organization (WHO) – The site has general information about coronaviruses, a brief video explaining the virus.
- U.S. State Department – The State Department issues advisories for travel and currently has issued a level 3 advisory (reconsider travel) for China and a level 4 advisory (do not travel) for Hubei province, which includes Wuhan. The U.S. Embassy in China and the U.S. State Department Overseas Security Advisory Council also post updated information regarding travel.
- Center for Disease Control (CDC) – This site has information on:
- From NAIS
- Understanding Coronavirus
- Helping Children Cope with Frightening News
- Helping Your School Community Recover from Traumatic Events (see the “Media Consumption” information)
- From SAIS, resources for talking with children
- NPR: Just for Kids: A Comic Exploring the New Coronavirus
- Child Mind: Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus
- New York Times: How to Talk to Kids About Coronavirus
- USA Today: How Do You Talk to Your Children About Coronavirus?
- American Psychological Association: How to Talk to Your Kids About Difficult News
- Common Sense Media: Explaining the News to Our Kids
- COVID-19 Global Cases Map
Tips for Staying Healthy
- Wash your hands (Proper handwashing technique from the WHO).
- Cough into your elbow or a tissue (and then throw the tissue away).
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Keep your distance from people who are coughing.
- Get a flu shot.
Forms to Complete
When To Stay Home
- Until free from fever for 24 hours without taking fever reducing medication
- If there is yellow/green mucus in cough or nose
- If he or she has vomited or had diarrhea within 24 hours
- If there is an unexplained rash
- Until you receive the results of a strep test and determine that strep is not present or until medication has been given long enough so that it cannot be spread
Please contact Charleston Day School at 843-377-0315.