The Maine Department of Education has transformed the Back to School Toolkit rolled out at the beginning of the year into a COVID-19 Toolkit with additional tools to help schools as they face the challenges and realities of providing education during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In addition to the myriad of links to printable resources, videos, websites, and posters about COVID-19, how to identify its symptoms, and how to prevent its spread, the toolkit now has expanded to include a section of resources for positive cases of COVID-19 in schools. This includes direct links to the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for Positive COVID-19 Cases in Schools and includes additional resources to help school nurses and other school staff navigate the SOP with greater ease.
Other important updates include the following:
- Updated contact information for the FrontLine WarmLine (FLWL): Now available for school staff, FLWL volunteers can help callers address concerns with anxiety, irritability, poor sleep, grief or worry and, if needed, connect them with additional supports. Contact them from 8 AM to 8 PM, 7 days a week by calling (207) 221-8196 or text the word “frontline” to 898-211 for support.
- Updated translations of the Pre-screening Tool for School Attendance. This flyer is available in several translated versions: English | Arabic | Chinese | French | Vietnamese | Swahili | Spanish | Somali | Portuguese |
Kinyarwanda | Khmer
- Updated COVID-19 Child Feels or Appears Unwell Flowchart – now available in easier to print formats: PDF Legal Sized | JPG Legal Sized
- A Community Support Information Flyer from Maine DHHS that can be provided to families that need support in isolation or quarantine. This flyer is available in several translated versions: English | Arabic | Azerbaijani | Croatian | Dari | Farsi | French | Hindi | Khmer | Kinyarwanda | Kirundi | Lingala | Pashto | Portuguese | Russian | Somali | Spanish | Swahili | Telugu | Vietnamese