Communicating about COVID-19: resources and tips
Our communities are only as healthy and safe as those members who have the greatest risk to their health and well-being. As our communities grapple with rising cases of COVID-19, it’s important to ensure everyone has access to the best information and services possible.
The coronavirus does not discriminate against race, ethnicity, nationality, or socio-economic status. However, our health and information systems often do. As leaders and communicators in our communities, it’s important that we calmly and directly share important information about the virus and its impacts in ways our communities can best receive the information. It’s also critical that we push back against racist, xenophobic and unscientific language and messaging that is rooted in fear and misinformation.
Please consider sharing the resources and information to help everyone stay informed and ready to help slow the growth and flatten the curve of this outbreak.
Center for Disease Control: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Centers for Disease Control: Frequently asked questions about COVID-19 and Children
Centers for Disease Control: Guidance for workplace, school, home
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment: Guidelines for school and child care closure and cleaning
Colorado Department of Education: Emergency feeding during school closures
U.S. Department of Education: Information and resources for schools and school personnel
Colorado Department of Human Services: Resources for counties and partners (updated continuously)
Child Mind Institute: Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus
Child Care Aware: Coronavirus update and Resources for Child Care Providers and CCR&R
Protecting Immigrant Families Coalition: Tips for NOT linking immigration issues and coronavirus
Please reach out to us if you have any questions or need information for your community that we could help track down or have resources you’d like to share with our community online.
Please note: The Children’s Campaign staff will be working remotely during the next few weeks in order to protect our employees, our families and our community from community-spread infection. We will still be hard at work advocating for child and family well-being during this time. Please don’t hesitate to contact us.