Welcome to Remote Packer
Remote Packer provides families with convenient 'dashboard' access to regularly expanded information and resources related to our closure due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Our Guidelines Regarding Travel and Exposure
Please be aware that the CDC is advising against all nonessential international travel. Please consult the CDC’s travel advisories for additional information.
State or local governments may have issued orders or provided additional guidance regarding domestic travel. Check public health departments for detailed information.
Health Reporting [Updated April 13]
We will continue to monitor our community’s health during the period of remote learning. If anyone in your household, including caregivers, is being evaluated for Coronavirus/COVID-19 or receives a positive diagnosis during this period, please email email@example.com (do not call the office).
Please continue to keep us informed of your family’s health status by contacting our nurses at firstname.lastname@example.org. While we have not reported individual cases to our community since March 26 (two weeks after our early closure), we want to know if your family is affected so we can support you and especially your children. Our nurses are also able to help you connect with medical resources in our wider community should you need them.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Do not shake hands. Instead, tap elbows, wave, or just smile.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands.
- Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces.
- Stay at home and away from others if you are feeling ill.
- Local and public authorities have recommended wearing a mask in public and limiting the number of times you shop. It is recommended that one person in the house be the designated shopper to limit the amount of family exposure. For more information, please see NYCDOH guidelines.
Free Resources for Home Learning and Entertainment
More to come! Families, if you have found sites offering high-quality free resources for many ages, please email links for possible inclusion in this list to email@example.com.
Talking to Your Children
[First posted in mid-March. For more resources, please see NEW: COVID-19 and Mental Health on this page.]
- Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus (Child Mind Institute)
- Talking to Tweens and Teens About the Coronavirus (New York Times)
- Just for Kids: A Comic Exploring the New Coronavirus (NPR)
- Speaking Up Against Racism Around the New Coronavirus (Teaching Tolerance)
Information is for Everyone
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