Coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person.
EAGLE Book Reading Videos by Ms. Allison Morman
April 21: Eagle Book Reading Video #3
April 15: Book Reading 2:
April 8: Book Reading #1
April 20: COLLECTIONS FOR COVID-19 TESTING OPENS IN MITCHELL COUNTY
Individuals who want to be tested can contact the call center from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday to determine if they are eligible for an appointment. Specimen collection will be done 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday in Dougherty, Thomas, and Mitchell Counties. “Public Health will not be charging for this service,” said Dr. Charles Ruis, District Health Director for Southwest Public Health District 8-2. The call center hotline is (229) 352-6567. More info
April 16: Video
A video message from MCSS Superintendent Robert Adams to parents and students on the latest update on school ending, mini-mester for students, graduation and honors night, etc.
March 23: How to Log into Clever - Student Instructions
Georgia STEM is working closely with experts as we gather information from the CDC, the Georgia Department of Public Health, the WHO and Johns Hopkins. We have developed some resources for you to use and distribute to your school faculty and staff. We only utilize information from research-based primary sources, including the CDC, New England Journal of Medicine and WHO. We do not pull information from secondary sources; therefore, you can share these resources knowing that the information is accurate and reliable.
All information is provided in a factual manner and we strive to exhibit and project calm as we navigate these uncharted waters. We do believe that it is important for our students to be educated about viruses (Georgia Standard of Excellence- Biology SB4c) and how the spread of these illnesses can be limited and contained using common-sense measures.
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This post is updated and time-stamped as information is released and confirmed. It acts as a timeline and also a repository for information about the virus.
Georgia STEM has created a GIS map specific to the state of Georgia. This map also pulls data from CDC and Johns Hopkins to show an interactive display of the virus and news data points as cases are confirmed and deaths are reported. Lots of good data here for discussion in math or science classes or even historical comparisons for history or social studies. If you zoom in and hover over a specific data point and click it will show you how many are infected at that site, including deaths and recoveries.
This is a simple google sheet that is updated every few hours to show the current fatality rate worldwide, in the US and in Georgia. It also shows the infection rate based on the situation report released by the WHO daily.
This covers the most common misconceptions along with the science to help you explain to students the correct information.
This explains how misinformation in a situation like this can cause more harm than the pathogen. The WHO provides concrete data to support calm and measured responses.
This explains the concept of R-0 and how this virus compares to other viruses.