Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources
Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new virus strain spreading from person-to-person in China and other countries, including the United States. School districts need resources and guidance to prepare for what’s next. Below you’ll find guidance and considerations from state and federal agencies, as well as resources on the information ISPRA members have communicated to parents, staff and community members in Iowa school districts. Use these resources to support your own district’s efforts to communicate important information around COVID-19. Track school closures across the nation using the Education Week tool.
Guidance and Considerations
Use the US Department of Education resources, including FERPA and the coronavirus, FAQ on providing services to children with disabilities, fact sheet on the impact of coronavirus on assessments and more.
COVID-19 Fact Sheet
Member districts have shared their district websites with information for parents, students, staff and the community on school closures, graduation, continuous learning, prom, summer school and more. Check back often for the latest examples.
COVID-19 Exposure and Positive Case Templates
National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA)
PRSA Accredited in Public Relations (APR)
The Public Relation Society of America APR measures a public relations practitioner’s fundamental knowledge of communications theory and its application; establishes advanced capabilities in research, strategic planning, implementation and evaluation; and demonstrates a commitment to professional excellence and ethical conduct.