COVID-19, a disease caused by a novel coronavirus, is causing many communities to be on high alert. Educators can find detailed information about this important public health challenge on websites of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (CDC)
In addition, SEPA Projects across the country have developed teaching resources on viruses and infectious diseases that can be used in the classroom.
A Planet of Viruses
BioEd Online: Novel Coronavirus
Carnival of Contagion
Expert-novice Differences in Mental Models of Viruses, Vaccines, and the Causes of Infectious Disease
The Great Diseases: Brining Biomedical Science to the High School Classroom
Helpful Hand washing Poster
This hand washing poster may appeal to students and their families. It prints on legal sized paper on most copiers.