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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.
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.
Chicago Public Schools Grab and Go Meal Sites Interactive Map
This Chicago Public Schools interactive map provides the locations and hours of sites where parents and children can pick up meals. Each child gets a bag with breakfast and lunch for three days. Children do not need to be CPS students.
Chicago Run Family Fit Kit
Chicago Run believes running and fitness are critical to the physical and mental health of our young people and communities. The site offers family fitness ideas and at-home resources to stay healthy and active during COVID-19.
Providing Health Services During School Closures
March 2021 | This report examines the challenges schools have encountered while providing physical, behavioral and mental health services during the Covid-19 pandemic. It considers the impact of state and federal policies, including how state Medicaid programs are responding to ensure reimbursement and funding, and documents emerging best practices and guidance, especially around telemedicine and parental consent.
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.
Expansion of School-Based Health Services in California: An Opportunity for More Trauma-Informed Care for Children
September 2020 | The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has approved California’s Medicaid state plan amendment, allowing school districts to access more federal funding for school-based health services. This report describes using this opportunity to increase access to services that help students heal from trauma — including the trauma caused by exposure to domestic violence and pervasive bias, and crises such as COVID-19.
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 …
State Efforts to Expand School Health Services: Activity Tracker
This regularly updated brief tracks state efforts to expand access to school health services, either through a state plan amendment or through legislative/administrative action, allowing school districts to bill Medicaid for health services delivered to all Medicaid-enrolled children.