Minisink Valley’s coronavirus preparedness

Important updates to the Middletown YMCA childcare site at Minisink Valley Intermediate School

Details on Minisink Valley’s breakfast and lunch program for identified families

New York State updates 

May 1: Gov. Cuomo issues exeuctive ordering all school board elections and budget votes will be conducted by mail

May 1: Gov. Cuomo closes all schools for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year

April 16:NYS on Pause” extended until May 15; schools also remain closed through May 15

April 15: Executive order issued requiring all people in New York to wear masks or face coverings in public

April 6: ‘NYS on Pause’ extended for two weeks

March 28: CDC Issues Domestic Travel Advisory for New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut

March 27: Governor Cuomo’s order closing schools through April 15

March 20: Governor Cuomo issues guidance on essential services under the ‘New York State on PAUSE’ executive order

March 16:  Governor Cuomo Signs Executive Order Closing Schools Statewide for Two Weeks


Orange County Department of Health

New York State Department of Health

Centers for Disease Control

New York State Department of Education

U.S. Department of Education

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Resources for/about children and families

Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource

Related and useful mental health links

Handwashing: A Family Activity

Germ Prevention Strategies

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers: Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19) and Children

When to Keep Your Child Home from School

FOR KIDS: Brainpop: Coronavirus

FOR KIDS: Mystery Science: How do germs get into our bodies?

FOR KIDS: Scholastic: No more germs

FOR KIDS: Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring The New Coronavirus

FOR KIDS: Germ Smart Kids:  How to wash your hands

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Useful reading to help stay informed

photo of a poster called Stop the spread of germsCoronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) – Frequently Asked Questions 

Share Facts About COVID-19

Prevent the spread of COVID-19 if you are sick


Travel: Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

CDC Travel Alerts


When and How to Wash Your Hands

Fight germs and wash your hands video

Reminders about proper coughing and sneezing hygiene