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COVID-19 Communication and Resources

Hathaway Brown has created this roundup of communication sent to members of the school community regarding the evolving COVID-19 situation, along with links to important resources for your convenience. This page will be consistently updated.

These are trying and uncertain times and we're all doing our best to navigate them. Give yourself some grace and reach out to the other members of the HB community if you need some support or a pick-me-up. Together, we will get through this and come out the other side better, stronger, and more unified than ever. In the meantime, we've assembled this information to make this time of social distancing and remote teaching and learning a little more manageable. If you have ideas for resources to share, please email kosborne@hb.edu

Hathaway Brown School Contacts

Sheri Homany, Associate Head of School
216.320.8769 or shomany@hb.edu



Lisa Lurie, Director of Counseling

Rebecca Biggar, Director of the Center for Leadership & Well-Being  

Please note: If there is an emergency and you have a need for immediate support, please contact your pediatrician, call 911, or go to the nearest emergency room. 

Families can access psychological help without leaving home via telehealth. The Department of Health and Human Services has now lifted its regulations. Please contact your general practitioner for therapist recommendations as you normally would. Another good place to find a therapist is via the Psychology Today marketplace

Health Agency Information and Contacts

Up-to-Date Information from Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine
and Director of Health Dr. Amy Acton:


Cuyahoga County Board of Health Contact Information
Epidemiology, Surveillance and Informatics:
216.201.2090 or 
Amy Anter BSN, RN, Communicable Disease Specialist
216.201.2000 ext. 1612; aanter@ccbh.net
General Information on COVID-19:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention International Travel Advisories:
For Travel within the United States:


Ohio Department of Health Hotline
9 a.m.-8 p,m., 7 days/week

Cuyahoga County Board of Health
General Line: 216.201.2001 
COVID-19 Concerns: 855.711.3035

Cleveland Department of Public Health
Katie Romig, Epidemiologist

Geauga County Board of Health

Technology Information for HB Community Members

Getting Technology Help
As we transition to remote learning, we recognize the need to adapt our technology support tools and procedures to this new reality. If you come across a technology issue you can not resolve on your own, please reach out to helpdesk@hb.edu. Please include details on the issue you are having, the type of device you are using (laptop, iPad, etc), and the best phone number to reach out to if necessary. Before reaching out, we encourage you to check MyHB. We created Technology Help topic blocks in MyHB for students and parents in each division.


Internet service providers and other software vendors are seeing record demand for their services. We will encounter moments when our Zoom or Google meetings freeze or our email refuses to send. Some of these issues will impact neighborhoods and others will impact entire regions of the country. If you encounter issues with connectivity at home, we encourage you to follow this troubleshooting guide


Device Repairs and Loaners
If your laptop or iPad requires repair, please refer to this document for instructions on how to proceed.


Chrome and myHB
If you are having problems within myHB, make sure you are using the Chrome Browser.  Whether you are using a PC, Mac, iPad or other device, we have found Chrome to be the most reliable and issue free.

General Recommendations for Parents

  • Remain calm and reassuring. Acknowledge and validate your child’s feelings. 

  • Know the facts and share developmentally appropriate information with your child. 

  • Limit exposure to media and social media outlets. Pay attention to and be mindful of how often you and your children are seeking updates on COVID-19. Talk about what they are hearing and correct any rumors or misinformation.

  • Establish and maintain routines as much as possible with social distancing. It’s important to keep regular routines of keeping up with online school work and getting an adequate amount of sleep.

  • Practice mindfulness. Going outside in nature for a walk or hike is helpful in getting fresh air and decreasing anxiety.

  • Empower your child by modeling and practicing positive preventive measures of good hygiene, social distancing, and nutrition.

Helpful Articles and Links for Parents

Creating the Optimal Environment for School at Home

Cuyahoga County Public Library Digital Resources

  • Flipster – Download digital versions of your favorite magazines.

  • Hoopla – Stream or download 200,000+ commercial-free albums.

  • Kanopy – 30,000+ streaming videos, including documentaries, film fest favorites, classics and The Great Courses.

  • Kanopy Kids – Watch Sesame Street, Daniel Tiger and storytime books.

  • OverDrive Prime Picks – Your most-wanted eBook titles. No holds, no renewals.

  • TumbleBooks – Animated, talking picture books.

Yoga/Mindfulness/Self-Care Resources

Helpful Articles and Links for HB Employees

Hathaway Brown COVID-19 Community Communications

Click here for the JOINT CCIS STATEMENT issued February 28, 2020.

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