Response to COVID-19
MKA is utilizing the following sources for up-to-date information regarding COVID-19:
- April 3: Message from Headmaster Tom Nammack
- March 27: Update on Remote Learning
- March 20: Message from Headmaster Tom Nammack
- March 16: Update on Online Learning
- March 13: New Measures Adopted by MKA
- March 11: Message Regarding School Closure
- March 6: Ongoing COVID-19 Monitoring
- February 28: Monitoring COVID-19 & Travel Information
- How is MKA monitoring COVID-19?
- How is MKA communicating about COVID-19 to the school community?
- What hygiene communications are students receiving, including cleaning technology devices?
- What are MKA's plans for remote learning during this extended school closure?
- What do I do if I have a technical issue?
- What basic steps can I take to protect my family?
- What will happen with ongoing spring athletics practices and games?
- Has MKA canceled all school-sponsored travel?
- Does MKA plan to cancel any school-sponsored events?
- What should we do if we have a question regarding MKA’s response to COVID-19?
For questions or concerns regarding MKA's response to COVID-19:
- Stay home.
- Practice social distancing.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Cough or sneeze into the crook of your elbow or into a tissue
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
Thank you to Karestan Koenen '86, PhD for sharing these resources with our community. Karestan is a Professor of Psychiatric Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (HSPH) and leads the Global Neuropsychiatric Genomics Initiative of the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research at Broad Institute.
- Information on how to talk to youth about COVID-19
- Information on managing stress and mental health related to the COVID-19
- Information on COVID-19 and stigma
More resources from MKA's office of Student Counseling Services:
Resource For Older Primary and Middle School Students:
Resource For Middle and Upper School Students:
Resource For Parents:
- Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus
- NJ Department of Human Services operates a toll free “warm line” which is a resource for people seeking mental health services. The warm line is activated during events that impact the mental health of New Jersey residents. The warm line is available 24 hours at (877) 294-HELP (4357).
- Get support for anxiety or stress by speaking to a trained counselor at SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990 or by texting TalkWithUS to 66746.
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255