COVID-19 Infographics Available for Schools, Families, and Youth 

The Maine Department of Education (DOE) and the Maine Center for Disease Control (CDC) have collaborated on two COVID-19 graphic tools to aid school staff in screening a child for COVID-19 if the child appears or feels unwellAn additional pre-screening tool with a list of COVID-19 symptoms has been created for schools to distribute to families to help them determine if a child is well enough to attend school. 

  • FOR DISTRIBUTION TO FAMILIES: COVID-19 Pre-screening Tool for School Attendance (Updated 8.3.20)In addition to English, this tool will be translated into the top ten languages spoken by Maine students: Arabic (Jordan), Chinese (People’s Republic of China), French (France), Khmer (Cambodia), Kinyarwanda (Rwanda), Kiswahili/Swahili (Congo, DRC), Portuguese (Angola), Somali (Somalia), Spanish, Vietnamese (Vietnam). These additional versions will be available as soon as possible. 
  • FOR SCHOOL NURSES AND OTHER STAFF TASKED WITH EVALUATING STUDENT HEALTH: COVID-19 Child Feels or Appears Unwell Flowchart (Updated 8.4.20) 

The two infographics above have also been linked to the Framework for Returning to Classroom Instruction and the Maine DOE’s COVID-19 webpage under Health Resources.  

In addition, the CDC has produced a series of factsheets for young adults, ages 15-21. The factsheets cover a variety of topics, including what test results mean, how to stay safe at the pool or beach, how to wear a face covering and other preventive measures.  

If schools have further questions about these health resources, please contact Maine DOE School Nurse Consultant Emily Poland at emily.poland@maine.gov.