On January 30, The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (nCoV) a public health emergency of global concern. On January 31, the Trump administration announced new travel restrictions for people who have been in China recently. Specifically, the government will prohibit all foreign nationals (other than permanent residents and immediate family of U.S. citizens) who have been to China in the last 14 days from entering the U.S. Additionally, starting on February 2, 2020, U.S. citizens returning to the country will face quarantine restrictions if they have been in Hubei province, China in the past 14 days. U.S. citizens who have been to other parts of China will face “proactive entry screening” and may be monitored and asked to self-quarantine. Additionally, a number of major airlines announced that they would be cancelling flights to and from China, and remaining flights from China will enter the U.S. at a select few airports. The WHO website is an excellent resource for information about the virus as well as general information on the Coronaviruses (CoV) family of viruses; this very brief video explains the virus, and this brief infographic includes best practices for prevention of infectious disease including coronavirus. This interactive from Johns Hopkins University provides details on the number of confirmed cases of nCoV, total deaths, and the number of people who’ve recovered, by city. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website is also a resource for updates on nCoV (including general travel tips and advice on traveling to China) as well as general information on nCoV. It covers symptoms and diagnosis, transmission, and prevention and treatment. The U.S. State Department has issued a level 4 advisory for China (do not travel) due to the spread of the virus and the likelihood that travel restrictions will be enacted with little or no warning. The U.S. Embassy in China continues to provide nCoV updates as does the U.S. State Department Overseas Security Advisory Council. Other helpful information and articles include: NAIS offers guidance to help schools think through how the virus might affect their schools in Public Health Emergency Preparedness: Considerations for Schools. The American College Health Association’s pandemic guidelines document is valuable as are the other links on the site. ICEF Monitor provides this update of developments inside China and educator responses around the world. Inside Higher Education has a good article on nCoV as it relates to international students on U.S. college and university campuses and trips or visits overseas. If you are expecting travelers from the region or you are concerned about local protocols, you may need to contact your local health department. You can find your local health department here. NAIS’s Risk Management, Legal, and Practical Challenges in Off-Campus Programming: An Integrated Approach provides an excellent overview of off-campus risks. The U.S. Government’s Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) website if helpful for schools looking for assistance in preparing for and mitigating the damage from emergencies as far-ranging as school violence, natural disasters, disease outbreaks, fire, and accidents. Such resources include guidance on developing an emergency operations plan, information on psychological first aid for schools, and technical assistance including toolkits and training opportunities. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (Ready.gov) has a very good emergency planning website. The World Health Organization has additional resources to explore: infection prevention and control during health care when nCoV infection is suspected and risk communication and community engagement readiness and initial response for novel nCoV. There have been reports from around the world about an increase in anti-Asian discrimination. These resources from Teaching Tolerance will help educators foster constructive dialogue with students and address bias incidents: Let’s Talk: Discussing Race, Racism and Other Difficult Topics with Students, Speak Up at School: How to Respond to Everyday Prejudice, Bias and Stereotypes, Responding to Hate and Bias at School. A Different Asian American Timeline explores the history of racism in the Asian American experience.