School Reopening Resources about Operations
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.
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.
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 …
American Academy of Pediatrics: COVID-19 Guidance for Safe Schools
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 policies for safe schools during the COVID-19 pandemic that foster the overall health of children, adolescents, educators, staff, and communities and are based on available evidence.
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. …
Safe Return to Play & Recess Guidelines
Playworks’ Recess Guidelines are based on CDC and state guidelines as of July 2020. Additional updates are available on Playworks’ website.
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 …
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 …
Analysis of School Reopening Plans
Johns Hopkins University eSchool+ Initiative tracks which categories are present in state and territory school reopening plans. The data is regularly updated. The eSchool+ initiative formed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in order to develop tools and resources for schools to think responsibly about caring for students during school closures and reopenings.