COVID-19 Resources for K-12 Districts

K-12 schools are the center of a community and provide vital services for students across the country. These resources provide guidance on continuing essential services while schools are closed and preparing for illness in your community.

Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 at Chicago Public Schools

Is my school taking the right steps to keep students safe? Read Healthy Schools Campaign’s essential resource for expert answers.

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Guia para prevenir la propagación de COVID-19 en las escuelas públicas de Chicago

Después de casi un año del cierre de escuelas y de aprendizaje a distancia debido a la pandemia mundial del COVID-19, las Escuelas Públicas de Chicago (CPS) reabrieron edificios escolares para el aprendizaje en persona.

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Making Connections Backpack – Prevention Institute

The Making Connections Backpack is a resource library from Prevention Institute for those engaged in building a gendered and community-level approach to improving mental …

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Alliance for a Healthier Generation COVID-19 Resource Hub

Healthier Generation provides free, evidence-based resources to support the physical, social, and emotional health of children and their caregivers. Here you will find a selection of these resources designed to support parents and educators in reducing stress, eating healthy, moving regularly, getting quality sleep, and more.

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COVID-19 Child Nutrition Guidance and Meal Sites by State

This map includes links to each state agency’s website that includes guidance on how to serve meals during school closures. In addition, you will find a link to a list or map of meal sites available in the state (if available). Click on each state for a menu with links to the resources.

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Serving Students During the Coronavirus: Best Practices

This guide from the Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food, Education & Policy at Columbia University addresses best practices for school meal programs.  …

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COVID-19 School Response and Operationalizing CDC Guidelines Webinar

In this webinar for school custodial teams, Healthy Green Schools & Colleges committee members from K-12 districts and higher education share the lessons they’ve learned in responding to COVID-19. This session builds on the previous two webinars in this series.

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COVID-19 and K-12 Response Webinar

This webinar features the lived experiences of school cleaning leaders from K-12 districts who have deployed rapid responses to operationalize the CDC’s guidance and a robust Q&A session.

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Child Trends: Laws By State on How Schools Should Address Pandemics

This resource from Child Trends and EMT Associates, Inc. provides the text of state statutes and regulations—as well as noncodified guidance from state health and education agencies—that relates to pandemic planning for schools. This tool is designed as a resource for educators, policymakers and general audiences to learn more about pandemic planning for schools within their states.

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U.S. Department of Education COVID-19 Resources for Schools, Students and Families

COVID-19 resources are available for states, communities, educators and families. These resources include guidance and policies related to elementary and secondary education, special education, post-secondary education, and other aspects of lifelong learning.

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National School Boards Association: Preparing for Widespread Illness in Your School Community: A Legal Guide for School Leaders

This document provides guidance to school leaders when planning for COVID-19 challenges in their district, including a planning checklist, and a catalogue of relevant resources.

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Food Research and Action Center: Preparing for the Impacts of the Coronavirus on Health, Well-being, and Food Security

Food insecurity for students and families is a serious concern during this time of widespread school closures. The Food Research and Action Center summarizes changes to child and adult food program waivers under the Families First Act, explains USDA actions regarding nationwide child nutrition waivers, and provides a resource for school superintendents to meet student nutritional needs during the COVID-10 pandemic.

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CDC: Considerations for School Closure

This guidance for state and local leaders is based on available science and consultation with school health experts. To assist leaders in decision-making, they can refer to a chart indicating the impact of school closures for various time durations on families, students, and schools, as well as how different time spans could affect the spread of disease and the healthcare sector.

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CDC: Resources for K-12 Schools and Childcare Programs

This CDC guidance offers strategies to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and maintain safe operations. It is updated regularly. This resource is also available in Spanish.

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