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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Resources
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In order to keep Oklahomans safe and informed around COVID-19, OETA has put together a brief list of local and PBS resources for adults, children, and educators. This post will be updated as new information and resources become available.

From The Oklahoma News Report

OETA’s journalists are working hard to provide Oklahomans with the latest local news surrounding coronavirus/COVID-19. Watch videos from The Oklahoma News Report below and subscribe to their YouTube Channel. You can watch The Oklahoma News Report Fridays at 7 p.m.

 

Oklahoma Resources

Oklahoma State Department of Health - Visit OSDH’s dedicated website for the latest in state-specific updates and information. You can also call the COVID-19 call center at 877-215-8336. 

Oklahoma State Department of Education - Stay up to date with information regarding spring break and possible closings.

 

PBS NewsHour

The NewsHour team is updating their website with the latest national and international information here. You can view a full collection of their COVID-19 coverage here

The NewsHour team is also producing a one-hour special, Confronting Coronavirus, which will focus on health precautions for individuals and the public-at-large as well as the pandemic's economic impact in both the United States and globally. The primetime special, to be anchored by managing editor Judy Woodruff, will include interviews with officials; reporting from NewsHour's bench of special correspondents throughout the world; and a virtual town hall with curated questions from people across America, to be moderated by NewsHour correspondents Amna Nawaz and William Brangham. Watch Thursday, March 19 at 7 p.m.

 

For Families

COVID-19 Parent Discussion Guide - OETA has put together a discussion guide for caretakers to help facilitate a conversation about coronavirus/COVID-19 with their children. Read here.

Coloring Sheet/Printable - Elmo teaches kids how to wash hands effectively. Download here.

“Daniel Tiger Gets a Cold” - Available to stream online or through the PBS KIDS APP. This is a good way for young children to understand what being sick means and how to help others when they are sick. Watch here.

"How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus” from PBS Parents. Read here.

PBS KIDS ENewsletter - Sign up for PBS KIDS’ daily newsletter for fresh activities, games, and videos to keep your children occupied. Sign up here.

"How to De-Stress Around Coronavirus" - If you are feeling stressed about COVID-19, you are not alone. Here are some tools for kids and parents to use to help navigate these worries and stresses in this or any situation. Sign up here.

 

For Educators

COVID-19 Teacher Discussion Guide from OETAThis state-specific discussion guide to help children understand coronavirus/COVID-19 (for grades 4-12). Read here.

 “Virus Information and Prevention” from PBS LearningMedia - Find resources for students of all ages that explore the nature of viruses here.

"Distance Learning with PBS LearningMedia" - PBS LearningMedia hosted a free virtual learning event for teachers on Wednesday, March 18 on the topic of distance learning with PBS LearningMedia. You can watch and share the recording of the webinar here.