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Communication Tips & Templates During COVID-19


Please note that these communication templates are not intended to be how you communicate to the health district upon first knowledge that you had a possible or confirmed exposure at the school (i.e. releasing personally identifiable information).


Best Practices for COVID-Related Communication

Template Letter for Parents, Staff, & Community Members
Topic: Positive Case of COVID-19 in District

Media Press Release

Media Talking Points for COVID-19 Confirmed Cases in School Setting

Phone Call (Pre-Recorded Message)

Script for Board Members, Teachers, and Staff – Positive Case at School

Template Letter for Parents or Guardians
Topic: Confirmed Case of COVID-19 in Classroom/Close Contact

Template Letter for Employees
Topic: Positive Case of COVID-19 among Staff

Frequently Asked Questions for Families

Template Letter for Parents, Staff & Community Members
Topic: Possible Exposure to COVID-19