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  1. Public health guidance for schools (K-12) and childcare programs (COVID-19)

    The strategy outlined in this guidance is containment (i.e. to reduce opportunities for transmission to contacts in the community) and is based on the Canadian context and public health assumptions that reflect the currently available scientific evidence and expert opinion.

  2. COVID-19: guidance for education settings

    This guidance will assist staff in addressing coronavirus (COVID-19) in educational settings. This includes childcare, schools, further and higher educational institutions.

  3. Containment/management of COVID-19 for schools and school communities

    Containment/management of COVID-19 for schools and school communities

  4. FAQS for COVID-19 infection in Singapore

    FAQS for COVID-19 infection in Singapore

  5. COVID-19 (novel coronavirus): Information and advice for students, whānau, and the education sector

    COVID-19 (novel coronavirus): Information and advice for students, whānau, and the education sector

  6. Planning for an epidemic/pandemic event (quick guide)

    Early learning services, schools and tertiary organisations are expected to develop their own pandemic plans to protect students and staff or a possible pandemic. In most cases this will involve reviewing and updating existing emergency management plans, to include a pandemic section.

  7. Guidance for Educational Settings [COVID-19]

    Guidance for Educational Settings [COVID-19]

  8. Coronavirus - COVID-19 : informations et recommandations pour les établissements scolaires et les personnels

    Protection des personnels, dispositif exceptionnel d’accueil des enfants des personnels de santé indispensables à la gestion de la crise sanitaire, continuité pédagogique.

  9. Interim Guidance for Administrators of US K-12 Schools and Childcare Programs : Plan, Prepare, and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

    Interim Guidance for Administrators of US K-12 Schools and Childcare Programs : Plan, Prepare, and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

  10. COVID-19 and education: Initial insights for preparedness, planning and response

    USAID and other development practitioners and policymakers around globe are rapidly mobilizing to develop a coherent, multi-sector strategy for the COVID-19 response.

  11. Key messages and actions for COVID-19 prevention and control in schools

    The purpose of this document is to provide clear and actionable guidance for safe operations through the prevention, early detection and control of COVID-19 in schools and other educational facilities. The guidance, while specific to countries that have already confirmed the transmission of COVID-19, is still relevant in all other contexts. Education can encourage students to become advocates for disease prevention and control at home, in school, and in their community by talking to others about how to prevent the spread of viruses. …

  12. Are there any specific medicines to prevent or treat the new coronavirus?

    To date, there is no specific medicine recommended to prevent or treat the new coronavirus (2019-nCoV). However, those infected with the virus should receive appropriate care to relieve and treat symptoms, and those with severe illness should receive optimized supportive care. Some specific treatments are under investigation, and will be tested through clinical trials. WHO is helping to accelerate research and development efforts with a range or partners.

  13. Does the new coronavirus affect older people, or are younger people also susceptible?

    People of all ages can be infected by the new coronavirus (2019-nCoV). Older people, and people with pre-existing medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease) appear to be more vulnerable to becoming severely ill with the virus. WHO advises people of all ages to take steps to protect themselves from the virus, for example by following good hand hygiene and good respiratory hygiene.

  14. Can pets at home spread the new coronavirus (2019-nCoV)?

    At present, there is no evidence that companion animals/pets such as dogs or cats can be infected with the new coronavirus. However, it is always a good idea to wash your hands with soap and water after contact with pets. This protects you against various common bacteria such as E.coli and Salmonella that can pass between pets and humans.

  15. Protect others from getting sick

    Basic protective measures against the new coronavirus.

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