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Response to COVID-19

MKA is closely monitoring and responding to the developing information surrounding the novel COVID-19 disease. The safety of our students, faculty, staff, and families is, as always, our highest priority. In addition to communications sent home to parents from the school, we present the following resources for students, families, faculty, and staff. Please note: This webpage will be updated as new information arises. 
 

MKA is utilizing the following sources for up-to-date information regarding COVID-19:

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • World Health Organization (WHO)
  • U.S. State Department
  • New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH)
  • Johns Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering (JHU)
  • International SOS (ISOS)

Communications from the office of the Headmaster

Weekly emails regarding COVID-19

Frequently Asked Questions

For questions or concerns regarding MKA's response to COVID-19:

  

Just a Reminder...

  • 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.

Mental Health Resources

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.

More resources from MKA's office of Student Counseling Services:

Resource For Older Primary and Middle School Students:

How viruses work, and the best ways to prevent them from infecting more people. 

Resource For Middle and Upper School Students:

Just for Kids: A Comic Exploring Coronavirus

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