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Coronavirus: Information Resources



Guidance from Local, State & Federal Health Authorities

First and foremost, all our actions are guided by the local, state and federal health authorities who are the experts in keeping our communities safe from public health threats. We continue to monitor this guidance daily, as it is likely to change as this situation develops locally and across the globe.

We will communicate updates via email and robocall, on our ESC19 website and on our social media platforms. 

It is natural to feel apprehensive when facing a challenge like this one. The best thing for that is to be well informed and stay calm. Below are some resources to help you do that.


They explain:


• what is the virus,

• symptoms,

• what precautions to take to prevent it and

• what to do if you feel sick and more.




Please visit these national, state and local websites for health guidance.






School District Information

Our regional area school districts are taking precautions based on their communities’ needs.

Please visit their district websites for updates on closures and school meal times.


Here's list of school districts & charters in El Paso and Hudspeth counties that ESC19 serves.


Click on them to visit their websites.


Charter schools:


Good Hygiene Practices

Please use good hygiene practices that prevent the spread of communicable diseases:

  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a sleeve or a tissue.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds, or use alcohol hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.


Additional Information Resources


Centers for Disease Control

Texas Department of State Health Services

Texas Education Agency

Texas State School Safety Center

National School Public Relations Association

Resources to learn about Coronavirus