Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases like acute respiratory syndrome such as COVID-19. This information for schools is 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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Sectors: Public Sector


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  • Key Topics

    • Importance of Opening Schools
    • Isolation and Anxiety
    • Hierarchy of Controls
    • Protecting High-Risk Staff Members
    • Cleaning and Disinfecting
    • Hand Hygiene and Respiratory Etiquette
    • Personal Protective Equipment
    • Transmission Risk in Schools
    • Risk in Youth Sports
    • Emergency Operations Plans
    • Physical Barriers
    • Communal Spaces
    • Cohorting
    • Alternating Schedules
    • Gatherings, Visitors, and Field Trips
    • COVID-19 Point of Contact
    • Communication Systems
    • Recognizing Signs and Symptoms
  • Target Audience

    • School District Administrators
    • School Administrators
    • Teachers
    • Support Staff