Updated as of June 4, 2020
Keeping Each Other, Students and Staff Healthy and Prepared
COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus, has been declared a public health emergency.
We are working together to keep each other and the families we serve healthy and safe.
We’ve created an internal workgroup (Cindy Goldberg, Karen Katsanos, Marian Hartblay and Rachelle Ferrelli) to assist with our preparedness efforts and will post updates here.
Resources for families and the Clarke community can be found here.
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Employee Updates and Guidelines
These guidelines are subject to change as the COVID-19 health crisis evolves. We appreciate your flexibility, understanding and continued focus on health and safety procedures.
Follow the reopening policies.
COVID-19 Remote Work Protocol and Technology Guide
Guidelines for: Remote Work, Program Closures and Physically Reporting to Work
COVID-19 is an extreme situation. Please follow these guidelines for remote work.
Remote Work Technology Guide
Please follow these guidelines from Clarke’s IT Team during remote work.
- Download customize and post this sign at Clarke locations to keep caregivers informed
- How to Disinfect Schools to Prevent the Spread of Flu
- View the Cleaning, Sanitizing and Disinfection Frequency Table from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
- CDC etiquette/coughing/sneezing
- CDC handwashing
- With the constant evolving situation, school closing information will be listed here.
Supporting Students and Families:
- Helping Homebound Children during the COVID-19 Outbreak (by the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress)
- Talking to Children about COVID-19 (coronavirus): A Parent Resource
- Tips for caregivers, parents and teachers during infectious disease outbreaks
- If you are experiencing anxiety or stress, resources are available from the CDC and a Disaster Distress Helpline is available at 1-800-985-5990.
- The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services has launched the statewide Support & Referral Helpline to counsel state residents struggling with anxiety and other challenging emotions due to the COVID-19 emergency and refer them to community-based resources. The toll-free, round-the-clock support line is available at 1-855-284-2494. For TTY, dial 724-631-5600.
- Maintaining Your Mental Health During the COVID-19 Outbreak (by Boston.com)
- Free Online Yoga Classes (offered by Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY), a program of JRI)
- The Do’s and Don’ts of Working from Home (by NuunLife.com)
Additional Resources for Clarke Team Members
- 5.27.2020 – Email to the Clarke Team, from COVID-19 Workgroup
- 4.1.2020 – Email to the Clarke Team, from Clarke’s President
- Families First Coronavirus Response Act, posted 3.30.2020
- 3.27.2020 – Email to the Clarke Team, from Clarke Board of Trustees
- 3.24.2020, PM – Email to the Clarke Team, from Clarke’s President
- 3.24.2020, AM – Email to the Clarke Team, from Clarke’s President
- 3.22.2020 – Email to the Clarke Team, from COVID-19 Workgroup
- Making online learning accessible for deaf students (by Hearing Like Me)
- Tufts Health Plan TeleHealth Flyer
- Basic Enhanced Employee Assistance Program Flyer
- Basic Enhanced Employee Assistance Program Brochure
- 3.15.2020 – Email to the Clarke Team, from COVID-19 Workgroup
- 3.13.2020 – Email to the Clarke Team, from Clarke’s President
- 3.4.2020 – Email to the Clarke Team, from Clarke’s President