COVID-19 Resources for Families
Statewide COVID-19 Testing Plan
Beginning March 23, Delaware health systems are operating standing health facility test sites, where staff will test individuals who have been evaluated by a medical provider and have symptoms consistent with COVID-19. A physician order or prescription is required for testing. Please click here for more information.
The CDC has published guidance for individuals to determine if they should be tested.
School-Based Health Centers
Due to school closures, School-Based Health Centers are closed at this time. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. If you have a mental health emergency, please call the Child Priority Response 24 Hour Crisis Line at 800-969-4357. For medical concerns, contact your primary care provider or visit a Medical Aid Unit. (Please call before visiting.) If you have a question for your School-Based Health Center provider, please send a text message to 302-285-9661. You will receive a reply within 24 hours when texting this line during normal business hours from 8 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday.
Parent Support Resources
BSD's Behavior Support Team created a newsletter to help parents navigate this difficult time. You can read it here.
In addition, these resources from the Department of Education may provide guidance on mindfulness, social/emotional learning, and calming strategies for families.
Parent Guide for Remote Learning
Department of Education Resources
Families without internet access at home might be eligible for 60 days of free internet service through the Comcast Internet Essentials program. Customers who sign up will receive 60 days of complimentary service. To qualify, customers must be eligible for public assistance programs such as the National School Lunch Program, Medicaid, or SNAP. Customers can sign up for the service by visiting www.internetessentials.com or calling (855) 846-8376 for English or (855) 765-6995 for Spanish.
Comcast has also made additional Xfiniti wifi hotspots available to non-subscribers. Public hotspots are available in businesses and outdoor commercial areas. For more information and to view a map, please click here.
IB Diploma Programme
The May 2020 examinations as scheduled between April 30 and May 22 for Diploma Programme candidates will no longer be held. IB will share full details and FAQs on their website by March 27, 2020.