CDC – the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have issued interim guidance for higher education administrators and how to respond to COVID-19. It advises colleges and universities how to keep students, staff and faculty safe and provides information to academic experts who may be called upon by local health services for help. The guidance assists administrators in planning “for the continuity of teaching, learning and research” if COVID-19 shows up locally and aims to reduce the stigma attached to the illness for those who have been affected.

MISP – Mindfulness in schools project. At its most basic level, mindfulness helps train the attention to be more aware of what is actually happening, rather than worrying about what has happened or might happen. We learn to bring greater curiosity to whatever it is we experience. Jon Kabat-Zinn, the founding father of secular mindfulness, described this skill as ‘being alive and knowing it’.


This guide produced by UNICEF, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) for preventing and addressing social stigma associated with the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is intended to support governments, media and local organizations. It was last updated in March 2020.

UNICEF – COVID-19. Youth voices against stigma and discrimination.

WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION – Helping children cope with stress during the 2019-nCoV outbreak.