Safe and Healthy Schools
What you need to know
The CDC has called upon communities to plan in advance of a potential COVID-19 pandemic declaration. The fact that this disease has caused illness, including illness resulting in death, and sustained person-to-person spread is concerning. These factors meet two of the criteria of a pandemic. As community spread is detected in more and more countries, the world moves closer toward meeting the thrid criteria, worldwide spread of the new virus.
For the general American public, who are unlikely to be exposed to this virus at this time, the immediate health risk from COVID-19 is considered low. It is likely that person-to-person spread will continue to occur, including in the United States.
CDC Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Pandemic Flu Checklist: K–12 School Administrators
How to Clean and Disinfect Schools
Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), February 2020
Centers for Disease Control—What to Do If You Are Sick With Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Centers for Disease Control—Weekly U.S. Influenza Surveillance Report
Centers for Disease Control—Get You Workplace Ready for Pandemic Flu
Harris County Public Health: COVID-19
Houston Health Department Epidemiology And Disease Reporting
Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS): COVID-19
Texas Education Agency: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Support and Guidance
Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource
Texas School Safety Center: COVID-19 Resource Documents
Texas Health and Human Services—Texas Flu
School Nutrition Association: Coronavirus Resources
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Region 5 ESC will devote its operation to the purpose of helping each school educate its students so as to assure their success in our society.
Per HB 462, resources and services provided by Region 5 ESC are aligned with, and designed to support, the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills(TEKS) adopted by the State Board of Education.
Region 5 ESC Vision:
The vision of ESC 5 is to be the provider of choice for education services and solutions.
Region 5 ESC Mission:
The mission of ESC 5 is to assist schools through various initiatives in meeting the needs of students through efficient and economical means.
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