COVID-19 INFORMATION

The health and safety of our students, families and staff are our main priorities.  As a district, we are following guidance from President Trump and Governor Wolf.   The news and updates change daily.  We would like to share resources with you to help keep you informed.

During this time of social distancing we want all our families to know that although we are physically apart, we are here to support you. If you have any concerns or need support, please email us at tasdcovid-19@gorockets.org.

FACTS ABOUT CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

Coronavirus is a new virus that causes an infectious disease.  Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure. Currently, there is no vaccine to prevent Covide-19. Symptoms of the disease are:

  •        Fever
  •        Cough
  •        Shortness of breath

Protect yourself.  We are still learning how the virus spreads.  The thought currently is that it is spread from person to person.  It can be spread between people in close contact, which is within 6 feet of each other and through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes.  It may also be possible to get COVID-19 by touching something that has the virus on it. There are ways to protect yourself from getting the disease:

  •        Wash your hands often.  Use soap and water and wash for at least 20 seconds after being out in public places, after blowing your nose, sneezing, or coughing.
  •        If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  •        Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  •        Practice social distancing, stay at least 6 feet away from others
  •        Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  •        Stay at home when you are sick
  •        Clean and disinfect frequently touched items in your house-tables, doorknobs, light switches, counters, phones, faucets and sinks

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

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PA 2-1-1 Northwest is a source for finding health and human services for families in a crisis situation or with everyday needs.  By calling 2-1-1, families will receive confidential access to thousands of programs and services that can help.

Get updates and resources to help you stay informed during the #COVID19 crisis: Text PACOVID to 898-211.

Sign up to receive texts from PA 211, to include:

= Breaking news

= Guidance on federal and state relief legislation

= Access to resources that can help you meet your basic needs

If you have immediate needs, text your zip code to 898-211 to message with a live resource specialist or visit uwp.org/211gethelp to search our resource database on your own. You can also call 211, but we are experiencing high call volumes, and wait times are longer than normal.

RESOURCES AND EMERGENCY NUMBERS:

Child Abuse Hotline………………………………………………………1-800-932-0313

Crawford County Mental Health Crisis Line ………………..…………..1-800-315-5721

Venango County Mental Health Crisis Line…………………..…………1-814-432-9100

Crawford County CYS………………………………………….………..1-877-334-8793

Venango County CYS………………………………………………..…..1-814-432-9743

Warren County CYS……………………………..…………………….1-814-726-2100

Centers for Disease Control  CDC Coronavirus site

PA Department of Health:  PA Dept Health Site

World Health Organization  World Health Organization Site

How to talk to your kids about Coronavirus  Talking to Kids About Coronavirus Site