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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

The U.S. Department of Education has created a webpage devoted to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) information for schools and school personnel.  You can find it at https://www.ed.gov/coronavirus.  It contains information from and links to CDC resources. 

On a related topic, if you or a member of your family might be travelling, these websites might be useful:

State Department Travel Advisories: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories.html/

Levels of State Department Travel Advisories:

·        Level 1 – Exercise Normal Precautions: This is the lowest advisory level for safety and security risk. There is some risk in any international travel. Conditions in other countries may differ from those in the United States and may change at any time.      

·        Level 2 – Exercise Increased Caution: Be aware of heightened risks to safety and security. The Department of State provides additional advice for travelers in these areas in the Travel Advisory. Conditions in any country may change at any time.  

·        Level 3 – Reconsider Travel: Avoid travel due to serious risks to safety and security. The Department of State provides additional advice for travelers in these areas in the Travel Advisory. Conditions in any country may change at any time. 

·        Level 4 – Do Not Travel: This is the highest advisory level due to greater likelihood of life-threatening risks. During an emergency, the U.S. government may have very limited ability to provide assistance. The Department of State advises that U.S. citizens not travel to the country or to leave as soon as it is safe to do so. The Department of State provides additional advice for travelers in these areas in the Travel Advisory. Conditions in any country may change at any time.   

State Department Updates/Alerts: The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) provides updates while you travel.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Resources:

·        CDC Travel Page: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/

·        CDC travel notices: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices

·        Travel Health Notices: Main: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/list

·        Destinations with Risk of Community Spread of Coronavirus: China, Hong KongIran, Italy, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand