CHHS is tracking the actions that States have taken related to the COVID-19 epidemic and outbreak. We are tracking school closures, state-at-home orders, and bans or limits on public gatherings.
This database is a work in progress. It will be updated and improved.
Credit to Johns Hopkins University for data on cases and fatalities, and its ARC-GIS dashboard.
Resources for Children, Parents, Childcare Providers, and Others
Wondering how to talk to children about what’s going on in the world? Not sure how to explain why people are wearing masks, or what Covid-19 means in a way that provides information but is age appropriate? The changes that we understand as adults—even if they are still uncomfortable for us, like wearing masks, or not hugging or shaking hands—are even more difficult to understand as a child. Luckily, there are a number of resources available that can help make these conversations easier, and even fun. Talking about these issues—from why schools are closed to why everyone is wearing masks to why visits to our favorite grandparents aren’t possible right now—can help children adjust to the “new normal” in a way that is healthy and age appropriate.
Even if you’re not a parent, but you work in an organization that works with children, or provides programming for children, this information can be helpful.
Talking to Children/Activities:
- Conscious Discipline, Free Printables (Covid-19 related content, activities, etc.)
- Masks Aren’t Scary!, Printable Book for 0-3 year olds, Kemery Smith for Child Care Connections
- Save The Children Federation, Coronavirus and Kids: Resources
- CDC, Talking With Children about Coronavirus 19 Disease
- PBS, How To Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus
- National Association of School Psychologists, Talking to Children about Covid-19
(Also available in Spanish)
Guidance for Schools, Childcare Centers, Sports and After School Programs:
- CDC, Schools and Child Care Programs: Plan, Prepare, Respond
- Childcare Aware, Coronavirus Resource Hub
CHHS Media Appearances
Trudy Henson participated in a webinar with the Maryland State Bar Association.
Michael Greenberger spoke on “Election 2020: Vote as if your life depends upon it because it might,” in the Baltimore Sun.
Michael Greenberger spoke on “Why Putin Called Off His War Against America’s Shale-oil Producers,” with Background Briefing.
Michael Greenberger spoke on “Is May 1 too early to reopen the country?,” with WUSA in Washington, DC.
Michael Greenberger spoke on WBAL radio about the COVID-19 response.
Michael Greenberger was quoted in “‘Antsy’ Donald Trump Wants Coronavirus Restrictions Lifted To End ‘Slowdown In His Own Life,’ Reports ‘CNN,’” in the Inquisitr.
Michael Greenberger was interviewed for “Trump’s ‘back-to-work’ plan would only make things worse, experts say,” in the Guardian.
Michael Greenberger is quoted in “Washington’s $1 Trillion Coronavirus Bill Needs to Do More for the Health Care Industry, Experts Say,” in the Barron.