School Reopening Resource Hub

Schools and colleges across the country are still figuring what school will look like during the 2020-2021 school year. Regardless of whether that is a virtual classroom, in-person learning or a combination of the two, this school year presents unique challenges.

We know there is a lot of information out there, so the Healthy Schools Campaign team has vetted resources and created a curated list to help schools, parents, educators and cleaning staff think about how to return to school—with a focus on health and wellness. The resources are available sorted by audience and topic, and all the resources are included below if you’d rather browse.

We still offer a full set of resources related to health and wellness in our Resource Center and encourage you to check those out as well.

Audience

Parents
Higher Education
Teachers
Cleaning Staff
K-12 Schools

Topic

Cleaning
Operations
Community
Prevention
Health
Wellness

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Aprendizaje social y emocional el hogar & la escuela

Este recurso puede ser un comienzo para aumentar las relaciones positivas y construir el tiempo para abordar las necesidades de bienestar y salud mental con sus estudiantes. Creado por Class…

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Social Emotional Learning for Home & School

This resource can be a start to increase positive relationships and build in time for addressing well-being and mental health needs with your students. Created by Class Catalyst & Mindful…

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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…

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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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CDC: Colleges, Universities, and Higher Learning: Plan, Prepare, and Respond

Guidance for higher education on planning, preparing and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, including cleaning, communications and travel.

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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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American Federation of Teachers: Safely Reopening America’s Schools and Communities

This guide features five core pillars based on the science as well as educator and healthcare expertise on how to safely and responsibly reopen school buildings and other institutions crucial…

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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 with schools in creating…

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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 in the context of…

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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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Guidelines for COVID-19 Cleaning and Disinfection

Healthy Green Schools & Colleges This resource provides K-12, college and university facility, custodial and housekeeping managers actionable best practices to protect students, staff and custodial personnel amid the COVID-19…

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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 track attendance during distance learning.…

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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 communities.

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CDC School Decision-Making Tool for Parents, Caregivers, and Guardians

This tool is designed to help parents, caregivers, and guardians weigh the risks and benefits of available educational options to help them make decisions about sending their child back to…

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CDC Back to School Planning: Checklists to Guide Parents, Guardians, and Caregivers

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention This resource is intended to help parents, guardians, and caregivers, plan and prepare for the 2020-2021 school year.

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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 Site

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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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Equity in Pandemic Schooling: An Action Guide for Families, Educators & Communities

Equity in Action Committee of the Lapham-Marquette Parent Teacher Group in Madison, Wisconsin This toolkit full of practical ways parents and families can support equity in education was developed by…

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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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