The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) is providing a toolkit for local education agencies, state organizations and the general public to access social media and other shareable content for the #HealthyatSchool "Sick? Stay Home!" campaign. Please see the sections below for more specific information.
- Back-to-School PSA
- School Posters
- Social Media Images & Text
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Social Media Messaging for Families:
- Coughing? Running a fever? Experiencing flu-like symptoms? If your child is suffering from any of these symptoms, talk to a medical professional & stay home from school! Stop the spread and stay #HealthyatSchool
- It’s more important than ever to evaluate your child’s health every morning! Before he or she leaves the house, check for a fever and monitor other conditions to determine if your student is well enough for class. #HealthyatSchool
- Families, be sure to stay informed about the symptoms to screen your child for each morning so we keep everyone #HealthyatSchool - - Fever or chills, cough, headache, muscle aches, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, new loss of taste or smell, new runny nose or congestion, shortness of breath/difficulty breathing, sore throat
Social Media Messaging for Students:
- At school and feeling ill? Tell your teacher immediately. Protecting yourself and others is incredibly important this year, so speak up and stay #HealthyatSchool
- If you wake up not feeling well, let a family member know, stay home from school and talk to a medical professional. Thanks for helping keep everyone #HealthyatSchool!
Social Media Messaging for Teachers:
- Teachers, students are always looking up to you, so be sure you’re modeling how to keep everyone #HealthyatSchool by screening yourself each morning and staying home if you don’t feel well!
- Getting a substitute can be complicated, but teachers, if you don’t feel well, please stay home! Your students and colleagues will miss you – but not your germs #HealthyatSchool
Social Media Messaging for Communities:
- We all know this school year will look a little bit different than in years past. There is a lot of confusion surrounding this virus, how we can prevent the spread and how it affects different people. But throughout the state, our schools are working closely with public health experts to make plans and preparations for a healthy learning environment. #HealthyatSchool
- We want this to be a safe, successful school year that does not have to come to an unexpected halt. For this to happen, our schools need all staff, families and the entire communities working together and learning to adapt together so our kids and educators can be #HealthyatSchool.
- Our kiddos have been out of school for a long time, so returning is an even bigger transition this year. Families may experience a wide range of emotions about what’s to come. Be sure to connect with your child and let him or know it’s normal to feel fear, stress or even anxiety during this time. #HealthyatSchool
- Turning preventive measures into good, solid habits, we can stop the virus from spreading in our school systems. These include:
Staying home when we feel sick.
Practicing social distancing (staying at least six feet from others).
Washing our hands often for at least 20 seconds using soap and water.
Trying not to touch our faces.
Wearing a face mask.
Avoiding touching frequently touched surfaces like door knobs or railings.
- Symptom Checklist Graphics
- The CDC has also created a social media toolkit to help localize efforts in responding to the virus that causes COVID-19. To utilize their materials, please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/communication/social-media-toolkit.html.
- All images and PDFs presented can be found at full resolution and are also shareable through this link.