Mascot Media COVID-19 Update

Mascot Media is committed to helping everyone navigate life during the coronavirus pandemic. There are so many questions and so much information out there that knowing where to look can be confusing. We have compiled several different articles and sources to bring you the latest news and insights during these unprecedented times. Be sure to enable push notifications in your local school’s app to get our alerts.

Our World in Data has a wealth of research and statistics relating to COVID-19. They also teamed up with Youtube channel “Kurgesagt – In a Nutshell’ to make a video about the Coronavirus and what you should do.

Where should you go for the latest numbers? Microsoft’s COVID-19 tracker updates regularly with data compiled from the CDC, WHO, the European Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC), and even Wikipedia. It also has a host of news articles and video’s relating to the pandemic. There is also a COVID near me tracker that shows the number of confirmed active cases in every state as well as the attack rate for each state.

How long does it live on surfaces? A new study by the New England Journal of Medicine attempts to answer that and other prevalent questions regarding SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19). Wired has a great article on the best way to disinfect your home and your belonging.

What about our food? Serious Eats created a comprehensive guide to food safety and the coronavirus. The good news: you can still eat safely, even from restaurants, provided you follow a few basic guidelines.

Are we in lockdown? The answer to that can be somewhat confusing. Select any nation on earth and you can see what social restrictions have been implemented to help flatten the curve.

Should we be in lockdown? That’s an even more confusing question. This tool focuses on the urgent need for social distancing by revealing a range of estimated scenarios and features a date range as a “point of no return for intervention to prevent hospital overload.”

What do I do if I think I have COVID-19? The CDC has a guide for seeking treatment and how to implement home isolation when you have family and pets in your home as well as a guide to hot to discontinue home isolation.

Where do I find my state and local health department info? LiveScience has compiled a list of state and local health department information so you can easily check for updates relevant to your region.

Is A Homemade Mask Effective? And What’s The Best Way To Wear One? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now recommending cloth face coverings for the general public. If you have questions, we have answers.

When will sports resume? Below we have listed out the state associations information where all updates regarding athletics will be posted.

AL AHSAA – http://www.ahsaa.com/
AR AAA – http://www.ahsaa.org/
AZ AIA – https://www.azpreps365.com/coronavirus
CA CIF – https://www.cifstate.org/landing/index
CO CHSAA – https://chsaanow.com/
CT CIAC – https://ciacsports.com/site/
FL FHSAA – https://www.fhsaa.org/
GA GHSA – https://www.ghsa.net/
IL IHSA – https://www.ihsa.org/default.aspx
IN IHSAA – https://ihsaa.org/
KS KSHSAA – http://www.kshsaa.org/
KY KHSAA – https://khsaa.org/
LA LHSAA – http://lhsaa.org/
MD MPSSAA – https://www.mpssaa.org/
MI MHSAA – https://www.mhsaa.com/
MN MHSL – https://legacy.mshsl.org/mshsl/
MO MSHSAA – https://www.mshsaa.org/
MS MHSAA – https://www.misshsaa.com/
NC NCHSAA – https://www.nchsaa.org/
NH NHIAA – http://www.nhiaa.org/
NJ NJSIAA – https://www.njsiaa.org/
NY NYSPHSAA – http://www.nysphsaa.org/
OK OSSAA – http://www.ossaa.com/
PA PIAA – https://www.piaa.org/
SC SCHSL – http://schsl.org/
TN TSSAA – https://tssaa.org/
TX UIL – https://www.uiltexas.org/athletics/sports
VA VHSL – https://www.vhsl.org/
WA WIAA – http://www.wiaa.com/
WI WIAAWI – https://www.wiaawi.org/
WV WVSSAC – https://www.wvssac.org/
DE DIAA – https://www.doe.k12.de.us/diaa
ID IDHSAA – https://idhsaa.org/
IA IAHSAA – https://www.iahsaa.org/
ME MPA – http://www.mpa.cc/index.php/interscholastic-division
MA MIAA – http://www.miaa.net/miaa/home?sid=38
MT MHSA – https://www.mhsa.org/
NE NSAA – https://nsaahome.org/
NV NIAA – https://www.niaa.com/landing/index
ND NDHSAA – https://ndhsaa.com/
OH OHSAA – https://ohsaa.org/
OR OSAA – http://www.osaa.org/
RI RIIL – https://www.riil.org/
SD SDHSAA – https://www.sdhsaa.com/
UT UHSAA – https://www.uhsaa.org/
VT VPA – https://vpaonline.org/athletics/
WY WHSAA – http://www.whsaa.org/
NM NMAA – https://www.nmact.org/