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 unwell. An 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)
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.
- Wear a Cloth Face Covering to Protect You and Your Friends [1 MB, PDF]
- Help Protect Yourself and Others from COVID-19 [1 MB, PDF]
- What Your Test Results Mean [1 MB, PDF]
- Slow the Spread of COVID-19 [1 MB, PDF]
- Do it for Yourself and Your Friends [1 MB, PDF]
- Stay Safe at the Pool/Beach [1 MB, PDF]
If schools have further questions about these health resources, please contact Maine DOE School Nurse Consultant Emily Poland at firstname.lastname@example.org.