With continuing concerns over Zika virus transmission, administrators may be left wondering how to handle a potential outbreak in the school setting. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released a guidance document for schools. The document outlines appropriate planning and response for Zika virus in school districts. The document also includes general information about Zika virus and insights on roles and responsibilities of school officials in relation to both students and staff members.

In addition to the guidance document, the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) is promoting an upcoming webinar sponsored by the CDC and the US Department of Education titled: Zika Virus Response Planning: What School Administrators Need to Know. The webinar will be held from 1:30-2:30 on Friday, Aug. 19. Additional information about joining the webinar can be found on ODE’s website.

Posted by Megan Greulich on 8/16/2016