COVID-19 + Schools – first

Supporting the entire school community is the heart of Healthy Schools Campaign’s work.

By engaging with parents, teachers, school leaders and policymakers, we help schools increase their capacity to address student health needs and work to ensure that policies are in place to support healthy school environments.
We know many of you are on the frontlines of this crisis, cleaning schools, figuring out distance-learning and talking to your children about the pandemic.

This section provides a curated set of resources to support your efforts.

Healthy School Campaign Publications

  • Policy Brief: Providing Health Services During School Closures: Lessons Learned + Recommendations for Action
  • Resource: In-Person Learning Resources for Parents and Caregivers at Chicago Public Schools | en Español
  • Resource: Guidelines for COVID-19 Cleaning and Disinfection
  • Webinar: COVID-19 School Response and Operationalizing CDC Guidelines
  • Webinar: COVID-19 and University Response
  • Playbook: Planning for the Next Normal at School: Keeping students, staff, and families safe and healthy (wit

School Buildings

  • Cleaning & Disinfection
  • Indoor Air Quality

School Reopening

  • Public Health Guidelines
  • Recommended Toolkits

School Health

  • Public Policy
  • School Equity
  • Social & Emotional Learning

Food Access

  • School Meals
  • Food Programs

At Home

  • Health & Wellness
  • Meal Preparation
  • Movement

Recursos en Español

  • Resource
  • Resource
  • Resource

School Buildings: Cleaning & Disinfection

  • https://www.healthygreenschools.org/resources/guidelines-for-covid-19-cleaning-and-disinfection
  • https://healthyschoolscampaign.org/resources/single/covid-19-school-response-and-operationalizing-cdc-guidelines-webinar
  • https://healthyschoolscampaign.org/resources/single/covid-19-and-university-response-webinar/
  • https://www.epa.gov/pesticide-registration/list-n-disinfectants-coronavirus-covid-19

School Buildings: Indoor Air Quality

  • https://www.ashrae.org/technical-resources/reopening-of-schools-and-universities
  • https://www.epa.gov/iaq-schools – new addition
  • https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/ventilation.html – new addition

School Reopening: Public Health Guidelines

  • https://www2.ed.gov/documents/coronavirus/reopening-2.pdf – new addition
  • https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/index.html
  • https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/schools.html
  • https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/colleges-universities/index.htm
  • https://healthyschoolscampaign.org/resources/single/schools-for-health-risk-reduction-strategies-for-reopening-schools/ – Harvard resource; turn this into a “visit this site” link, not a page; delete PDF from site

School Reopening: Recommended Toolkits

  • https://healthyschoolscampaign.org/resources/single/in-person-learning-resources/
  • https://thrivingschools.kaiserpermanente.org/get-inspired/coronavirus-response/schools-reopening-playbook/
  • https://services.aap.org/en/pages/2019-novel-coronavirus-covid-19-infections/clinical-guidance/covid-19-planning-considerations-return-to-in-person-education-in-schools/
  • https://schoolnursenet.nasn.org/covid19ref/home
  • https://www.playworks.org/news/safe-return-to-play-recess-guidelines/

School Health: Public Policy

  • https://healthyschoolscampaign.org/resources/single/providing-health-services-during-school-closures/
  • https://www.childtrends.org/as-covid-19-spreads-most-states-have-laws-that-address-how-schools-should-respond-to-pandemics
  • https://www.ed.gov/coronavirus
  • https://www.nsba.org/Resources/coronavirus/legal-guide

School Health: Equity

  • https://policies.equityschool.plus/reopening-policies/overview/
  • https://healthyschoolscampaign.org/resources/single/equity-in-pandemic-schooling-an-action-guide-for-families-educators-communities/ – turn this into a “visit this site” link, not a page – Equity in Action Committee of the Lapham-Marquette Parent Teacher Group in Madison, Wisconsin
  • https://www.aft.org/sites/default/files/learning_beyond_covid_web.pdf
  • https://www.future-ed.org/attendance-playbook/

School Health: Social & Emotional Learning

  • https://casel.org/reopening-with-sel/
  • https://healthyschoolscampaign.org/resources/single/social-emotional-learning-for-home-school/
  • https://mindfulpractices.us/the-mindful-blog – new (replaces some individual resources)

Food Access: School Meals

  • https://schoolinfo.cps.edu/mealdistributionsites/index.html
  • https://www.usda.gov/coronavirus/school-meals – new
  • https://frac.org/pebt

Food Access: Programs

  • https://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/usda-nutrition-assistance-programs – new
  • https://frac.org/programs – new

At Home: Health & Wellness

  • https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/disinfecting-your-home.html
  • https://www.healthiergeneration.org/campaigns/covid-19

At Home: Meal Preparation

  • https://www.commonbytes.org
  • https://www.myplate.gov/eat-healthy/healthy-eating-budget/covid-19
  • https://www.biggreenathome.org/forfamilies – original link is now a sign-up page; this URL has a wealth of food-related activities, including recipes

At Home: Movement

  • https://healthyschoolscampaign.org/resources/single/the-exercise-game/
  • https://healthyschoolscampaign.org/resources/single/fun-and-simple-yoga-sequences-for-home-or-school/
  • https://www.playworks.org/get-involved/play-at-home/
  • http://www.chicagorun.org/family
  • https://healthyschoolscampaign.org/resources/single/fit-to-learn-physical-activity-at-home-tracker/

Recursos en Español

  • https://healthyschoolscampaign.org/resources/single/recursos-de-aprendizaje-en-persona-para-padres-y-cuidadores-en-las-escuelas-publicas-de-chicago/
  • https://healthyschoolscampaign.org/resources/single/aprendizaje-social-y-emocional-el-hogar-la-escuela
  • https://healthyschoolscampaign.org/resources/single/movimientos-poses-de-yoga-divertidas-y-simples-para-el-hogar-o-la-escuela/
  • https://healthyschoolscampaign.org/resources/single/yoga-geometria/
  • https://healthyschoolscampaign.org/resources/single/the-exercise-game-instructions-el-juego-de-ejercicio-instrucciones/