Messages from the Center
The Center's vision and mission is to ensure that school health services are effective in addressing the health, safety and education needs of students by providing leadership and direction to school health professionals, parents, school districts and community organizations.
This page is continuously updated and provides a central location to find current, accurate and relevant resources for school leaders and staff that will help you plan for and reduce the spread of disease, as well as support mental health and stress reduction for both children and adults.
In light of new recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to wear a mask when in public, the US Surgeon General has released a video showing how to make your own cloth masks with supplies you have right at home. it is provided below.
We thank school administrators and staff throughout NYS who have worked diligently to assure that students remain safe and continue learning as we work together as a community to manage a response to COVID-19. Please reach out to us at email@example.com if you have specific questions or needs we can assist with.
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News You Can Use
4/04/20 | NYSDOH NYS On Pause Extended- What You Need to Know
4/03/20 | Updates to the NYSED Continuity of Learning Website
4/01/20 | CDC Guidance for Schools and Child Care Programs Before and During an Outbreak
3/31/20 | NYSDOH Protocols for Essential Personnell|Return to Work After Exposure/Infection
3/31/20 | NYSED Has Issued New Guidance On Services To Students With Disabilities
3/28/20 | CDC Tips to Keep Children Healthy While School’s Out
3/28/20 | Updated NYSDOH Guidance for COVID-19 Release from Isolation Released
3/27/20 | Additional Resources and Guidance Regarding Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
3/21/20 | You Can Help By Volunteering Goods, Time, Expertise or Funds
Real-Time Tracking and Interactive Sites
Council of State Governments
This nonpartisan, non-profit organization serves all three branches of state government. Their website provides COVID-!9 information links to state information on executive orders, mandates, school closures, state COVID-19 websites|resources, and available federal resources.
Johns Hopkins Real-Time Coronavirus Tracker
Displays statistics about deaths and confirmed cases of coronavirus, or 2019-nCoV, across a worldwide map. The Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering.
Milken Institute OVID-19 Treatment and Vaccine Tracker
The Milken Institute is tracking and aggregating a list of all treatments and vaccines currently in development. Their information is updated as new findings come to light. (Milken Institute,
NYSDOH Coronavirus Tracker
Provides New York State's comprehensive testing data to the public. The website is updated daily with the latest data, presents visualizations of statewide and county-level testing and results.
WHO (World Health Organization)
Coordinates international health within the United Nations system. They provide a COVID-19 disease tracking dashboard, FAQs on reducing risk, myth-busting information and pandemic planning.
Learn More About COVID-19
World Health Organization COVID-19 (YouTube, 4:38)
How COVID-19 Impacts the Body (YouTube, 1:56)
US Surgeon General-Easy Make Mask (YouTube, 0:45)
Preparing For What's Next
This report provides a road map for navigating through the current COVID-19 pandemic and offers approaches to prevent further spread of the disease. It suggests measurable milestones for identifying when we can make these transitions and start reopening America for businesses and families.
Resources are provided for informational purposes and do not constitute or infer an endorsement of specific vendors or services by the NYSED|NYSCSH. NYSED|NYSCSH is not responsible for the content of the individual organization materials or external website links provided as resources.