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