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Guidelines for COVID-19 Cleaning and Disinfection
Healthy Green Schools & Colleges’ Guidelines for COVID-19 Cleaning and Disinfection provide K-12, college and university facility, custodial and housekeeping managers actionable best practices to protect students, staff and custodial personnel amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Planning for the Next Normal at School: Keeping Students, Staff, and Families Safe and Healthy
This playbook offers an evolving collection of recommendations, co-authored by Alliance for a Healthier Generation, Action for Healthy Kids, Healthy Schools Campaign, SHAPE America, and FutureEd to address the total health needs of the school community for in-person and virtual learning environments.
Federal Nutrition Programs
The Food Research & Action Center provides updated information about federal nutrition programs, including Pandemic EBT, School Breakfast Program, National School Lunch Program and more.
USDA Federal Nutrition Assistance Programs
Learn about the programs and services that aim to increase food security and reduce hunger, including Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and school meals.
Pandemic EBT (Electronic Benefit Transfer)
Here you will find everything from a state-by-state guide to receiving and using your P-EBT to using this benefit when school is out. Promoting the P-EBT? This site is for you, too.
USDA: School Meals
The USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service offers accessible information about nutrition assistance and explains how and where children and their families can access food during the school year and when school is not in session. This section goes into depth on rules and waivers concerning the distribution and pick-up of school food.
The Mindful Blog
The Mindful Blog website offers short essays, videos, and free activities for educators and others to support Social Emotional Learning (SEL) in the home and classroom.
Learning Beyond COVID-19: A Vision for Thriving in Public Education
The American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association put forth five priorities for nurturing students’ learning now and beyond COVID-19: a focus on assessing students’ needs, supporting our most vulnerable students, expanding learning time and planning for summer academics and enrichment, ensuring professional excellence for learning and growth, and establishing an education system that centers equity and excellence.
CDC: Colleges, Universities and Higher Learning
This CDC resource for administrators, faculty, staff and students provides a wealth of information for all phases of COVID-19 planning and strategy.
Roadmap to Reopening Safely and Meeting All Students’ Needs
The U.S. Department of Education offers initial strategies for providing equitable and adequate educational opportunities that address the impact of COVID-19 on students, educators, and staff.
CDC: Ventilation in Schools and Childcare Programs
Ventilation is one component of maintaining healthy environments, and is an important COVID-19 prevention strategy. This site includes ways to improve ventilation in school and childcare settings, whether in a large building or in a home.
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.