School Reopening Resources for K-12 Schools

Providing Health Services During School Closures

Recommendations for how federal and state agencies can disaster proof school health services before the next public health crisis or natural disaster.

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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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ASHRAE: Reopening of Schools and Universities

This resource from American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers aims to help designers retrofit and plan for the improvement of indoor air quality and to slow the transmission of viruses via the HVAC systems.

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Schools for Health: Risk Reduction Strategies for Reopening Schools

This resource from Harvard Chan School’s Healthy Buildings Program presents a range of control strategies that should be considered in discussions of school reopenings.  …

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Return to School Roadmap: An Opportunity Lab Initiative

A roadmap of essential actions to help district and school leaders plan and implement a safe, efficient, and equitable return to school.  …

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COVID-19 Planning Considerations: Guidance for School Re-entry

American Academy of Pediatrics The purpose of this guidance revision is to continue to support communities, local leadership in education and public health, and pediatricians collaborating …

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Considerations for school-related public health measures in the context of COVID-19

World Health Organization This resource provides considerations for decision-makers and educators on how or when to reopen or close schools in the context of COVID-19.  …

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Reopening Schools in the Context of COVID-19: Health and Safety Guidelines From Other Countries

Learning Policy Institute This brief provides insight into health and safety guidelines and social distancing strategies used in other countries that have successfully reopened their schools …

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Safe Return to Play & Recess Guidelines

Playworks The Recess Guidelines include options for what recess could look like based on CDC and state guidelines as of July 2020.   …

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Attendance Playbook: Smart Solutions for Reducing Chronic Absenteeism in the Covid Era

FutureEd and Attendance Works expanded the Attendance Playbook to reflect schools’ realities during and after the pandemic. If offers ideas for how to encourage and …

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Operating schools during COVID-19: CDC’s Considerations

This resource intended to aid school administrators as they consider how to protect the health, safety, and wellbeing of students, teachers, staff, their families, and …

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When Learning Starts: Playbook for Healthy School Communities

Kaiser Permanent Healthy Schools Campaign contributed to this resource that features actionable strategies for school staff, educators and families for dealing with and preventing COVID-19. Visit this …

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Analysis of School Reopening Plans

Johns Hopkins University eSchool+ Initiative This resource tracks which categories are present in state and territory school reopening plans.   …

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Reunite, Renew and Thrive: SEL Roadmap for Reopening School

CASEL created the SEL Roadmap to support school leaders and leadership teams in planning for the transition back to schools. The roadmap focuses on four social and emotional learning practices and includes specific activities for each.

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