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- Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
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- Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health)
- World Health Organization
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- How to talk to children about difficult news
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- How to Talk to Kids About Coronavirus
- 5 Ways to Help Teens Manage Anxiety About the Coronavirus - (NY Times)
- 10 Questions Parents may have about Coronavirus - (NY Times)
- Coping Under COVID - Resources for Parents.
- Waldorf Education eNews - The official eNews of AWSNA.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will Highland Hall Waldorf School close?
Our classrooms and campus will be off limits to students and most employees, from March 17 through May 15. Effective March 17, 2020, Highland Hall began a distance learning program, “Beacon from the Hill”, to maintain its educational program for our students. We continue to monitor and to assess the situation. Please refer to our messages above for our communications from Highland Hall and click here for shift to distance learning message.
What can a parent do to prepare for this period of social distancing and remote learning?
We encourage you to follow the advice of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health):
- Plan alternative childcare arrangements for children.
- Talk to friends, neighbors, and other parents in school about sharing childcare duties if you and your children are well.
- Talk to your employer about working from home or shifting schedules due to schooling at home.
- Look for communications from Highland Hall for updates and information on our distance learning program, "Beacon from the Hill".
What about events and gatherings?
All Highland Hall public events have been cancelled until they are authorized by the LA County Department of Public Health..
How can I help minimize the spread of COVID19?
The CDC recommends the following preventive actions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water when your hands are visibly dirty.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick (and do not return to school until you are fever-free for 24 hours without medication). We ask you to strictly adhere to this policy.
- Cough or sneeze into your elbow or a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash hands.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.