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Coronavirus

Marin Academy is tracking news and information related to the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it may impact our community. This page provides information and resources for MA families and will be updated as the situation evolves.

Marin Academy Updates

Challenge Success Workshop: Navigating Remote Learning for Families

Many families are concerned about the impact that remote learning will have on their child’s academic journey and what role they should play along the way. If you were not able to attend this Marin Academy workshop, please see the resources below including a recording of the 45-minute webinar with Challenge Success that explores practical tips and guidelines for what families can do to best support student well-being and engagement with learning right now.

Marin Academy Family Community Action goes virtual!

Given the shelter in place orders, we will not be able to hold our MA Family Community Action Day on April 19. However, one way we can continue to feel connected is through service and there are ways we can support our community partner organizations at this time.

MAPA Recommendations for Support in the Community

Our MAPA community of parents are always tirelessly working in a myriad of ways to support members of our community. During this pandemic, there are many ways to get involved and volunteer to support your neighbors, the elderly, and those communities that are hardest hit. Below are some ways you can get involved:

Mindfulness Resources for Parents, Teens, and Young Adults

Here is a list of helpful resources for mindfulness and mental health practices amid the Coronavirus pandemic.

College Counseling Updates

Universities are responding rapidly to COVID-19 within the context of their own communities. In the coming weeks, some may be canceling classes, some may cancel admissions events and tours, and some may cancel "yield events" for admitted students in the bay area or on-campus. Below are updates/cancellations that we are aware of. If you are a junior or senior or a parent of a student in the class of 2020 or 2021, you should also be checking university admission websites and your emails. Here is an excellent resource for now.

Preventing Illness

Public health officials recommend the following steps people should take to reduce their risk of getting and spreading any viral respiratory infections. These include:
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces.
  • Stay at home and away from others if you are feeling ill.

Coronavirus FAQ

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March 9: MCOE Community Meeting
The Marin County Office of Education held a community meeting and panel discussion about Coronavirus on Monday, March 9 in San Rafael. If you missed it, you can see the archived Facebook Live video here.