Around the State

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

To support access to information about how best to respond to coronavirus disease, we are maintaining this page with links to resources published by state and federal agencies and other reputable sources. We also advise consulting your state education and public health agencies as well as your school district and local public health department for local information.

National / Federal
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) – Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
CDC – Coronavirus Resources for K-12 Schools and Childcare Programs
CDC – Steps to Prevent Illness

CDC – Resources for Home
U.S. Department of Education – Information for Schools and School Personnel

Indiana
Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) – Novel Coronavirus Response
ISDH – News Releases
Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) – COVID-19 Resources for Indiana Schools
IDOE – 2020 Remote Learning Resources
IDOE – News from the Indiana Department of Education
IDOE – Caring for School Age Children of Essential Workers

General
World Health Organization (WHO) – COVID-19 Resource Page
WHO – Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Advice for the Public: Myth Busters
Johns Hopkins University & Medicine – Coronavirus Resource Center
Education Week – Coronavirus and Schools

Afterschool
Afterschool Alliance – COVID-19: Considerations for the Afterschool Field

Parents, Caregivers, Children, and Youth
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network – Helping Families Cope With the COVID-19 
Child Mind Institute – Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus (English and Spanish)
Resources for Supporting Children’s Emotional Well-being during the COVID-19 Pandemic
NPR – Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring The New Coronavirus
PBS – How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus
When the News Is Scary: 4 Ways to Support Children During the Coronavirus Outbreak
Skillastics – Keep Moving When You’re Stuck at Home

In partnership with the State of Indiana and to ensure that first responders and essential workers can work during the COVID-19 response, Brighter Futures Indiana is gathering information on community organizations and providers that are equipped to help establish pop-up care options to serve essential personnel.

If you are an organization, please respond to this survey to share your interest in being a part of this effort. If you are a provider, please respond to this survey to share your interest in being a part of this effort.