When a Student is Diagnosed with COVID-19

The first thing to think about is giving yourself time to recognize your own feelings and take some time to talk with a couple other colleagues or close friends about how hard this is. If we can process our own reactions and diffuse the emotional impact, we’ll have an easier time once we see the student during the call (assuming you’re able to video call).

The developmental stage of the child and how sick they are with the virus will determine choice of language, content of conversation and – if they’re really sick – whether you can speak with them directly. If you are able to talk with the student, take the gist of this and make it developmentally appropriate.

Read More in the PDF document that compliments this video.