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Chapter: Appendix B: Guidance Documents Collected by the Committee

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Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Guidance Documents Collected by the Committee." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2020. Reopening K-12 Schools During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Prioritizing Health, Equity, and Communities. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25858.
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Appendix B

Guidance Documents Collected by the Committee

Federal Government
Source Title
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) CDC Activities and Initiatives Supporting the COVID-19 Response and the President’s Plan for Opening America Up Again
CDC Cases Data, and Surveillance
CDC Considerations for Schools
CDC Considerations for K-12 Schools: Readiness and Planning Tool
CDC COVIDView Weekly Summary
CDC General Business Frequently Asked Questions
CDC Interim Considerations for K-12 School Administrators for SARS-CoV-2 Testing
CDC Interim Guidance for Administrators of US K-12 Schools and Child Care Programs to Plan, Prepare, and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
CDC People Who Are at Higher Risk for Severe Illness
CDC Reopening Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting Public Spaces, Workplaces, Businesses, Schools, and Hones
CDC Schools and Childcare: Checklist for Parents
CDC Schools during the COVID-19 Pandemic (Decision Tree)
Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Guidance Documents Collected by the Committee." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2020. Reopening K-12 Schools During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Prioritizing Health, Equity, and Communities. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25858.
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State Governments
Source Title
Alabama State Department of Education P-12 Supportive Guidance: Phase 3 Beginning June 1, 2020
Alabama State Department of Education Checklist and Guidance for School-Sponsored Activities
Arizona Department of Education Roadmap for Reopening Schools: June 2020
California Department of Public Health COVID-19 Industry Guidance: Schools and School-Based Programs
California Department of Education Stronger Together: A Guidebook for the Safe Reopening of California’s Public Schools
Colorado Department of Education Planning for the 2020-2021 School Year: A Framework and Toolkit for School and District Leaders
Florida Association of District School Superintendents K12 Return to School Recommended Guidelines
Florida Department of Education Reopening Florida’s Schools and the CARES Act: Closing Achievement Gaps and Creating Safe Spaces for Learning
Georgia Department of Education Georgia’s Path to Recovery for K-12 Schools
Hawaii State Department of Education Guidance for Reopening Schools
Indiana State Department of Health; Indiana Department of Education Indiana’s Consideration for Learning and Safe Schools In-Class: COVID-19 Health and Safety Re-entry Guidance
Kentucky Department of Education COVID-19 Considerations for Reopening Schools Initial Guidance for Schools and Districts
Maryland State Department of Education Maryland Together: Maryland’s Recovery Plan for Education
State of Montana Office of Public Instruction School Re-entry & Recovery after a Pandemic Event
New Jersey School Boards Association Searching for a “New Normal” in New Jersey’s Public Schools
Pennsylvania Department of Education Preliminary Guidance for Phased Reopening of Pre-K to 12 Schools
Virginia Department of Education Phase Guidance for Virginia Schools
Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction Reopening Washington Schools 2020: District Planning Guide
Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Guidance Documents Collected by the Committee." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2020. Reopening K-12 Schools During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Prioritizing Health, Equity, and Communities. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25858.
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Counties
Source Title
Fairfax County Public Schools (VA) FCPS Reopening of Schools: Draft Plans for Fall 2020
Sacramento County Office of Education (CA) School Year Planning: A Guide to Address the Challenges of COVID-19
Organizations
Source Title
American Academy of Pediatrics COVID-19 Planning Considerations: Return to In-Person Education in Schools
American Academy of Pediatrics COVID-19 Planning Considerations: Guidance for School Re-entry
American Enterprise Institute A Blueprint for Back to School
The Aspen Institute Education and Society Program Recovery and Renewal: Principles for Advancing Public Education Post-Crisis
American Federation of Teachers A Plan to Safely Reopen America’s Schools and Communities
The Brookings Institution Reopening Schools amid the COVID-19 Pandemic: Your Questions, Our Answers
The Brookings Institution COVID-19 and School Closures: What Can Countries Learn from Past Emergencies?
Collaborative For Academic, Social, And Emotional Learning (CASEL) An Initial Guide to Leveraging the Power of Social and Emotional Learning
Council of Chief State School Officers COVID-19 Response: Phase 2 Restart & Recovery
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Healthy Schools: Risk Reduction Strategies for Reopening Schools
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Center for Health Security Filling in the Blanks: National Research Needs to Guide Decisions about Reopening Schools in the United States
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Center for Health Security Public Health Principles for a Phased Reopening During COVID-19: Guidance for Governors
Learning Policy Institute Reopening Schools in the Context of COVID-19: Health and Safety Guidelines from Other Countries
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance for Schools
Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Guidance Documents Collected by the Committee." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2020. Reopening K-12 Schools During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Prioritizing Health, Equity, and Communities. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25858.
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OECD A Framework to Guide an Education Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020
Southern Regional Education Board Enhance or Establish a Local Task Force
Southern Regional Education Board Funding
Southern Regional Education Board Make Decisions for Calendars and Daily Schedules
United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF); World Health Organization (WHO); International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Key Messages and Actions for COVID-19 Prevention and Control in Schools
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), UNICEF, The World Bank, World Food Programme Framework for Reopening Schools
WHO Considerations for School-Related Public Health Measures in the Context of COVID-19
Equity Considerations
Source Title
Alliance for Excellent Education Coronavirus and the Classroom: Recommendations for Prioritizing Equity in the Response to COVID-19
Digital Promise; The Education Trust With Schools Closed and Distance Learning the Norm, How Is Your District Meeting the Needs of Its Students: 10 Questions for Equity Advocates to Ask
The Education Trust Five Things State Leaders Should Do to Ensure Students Have Equitable Access to Learning Opportunities during COVID-19 School Closures
Southern Education Foundation Distance Learning during COVID-19: 7 Equity Considerations for Schools and Districts
Urban Institute Mapping Student Needs during COVID-19: An Assessment of Remote Learning Environments
Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Guidance Documents Collected by the Committee." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2020. Reopening K-12 Schools During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Prioritizing Health, Equity, and Communities. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25858.
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Facilities Resources
Source Title
CDC Cleaning and Disinfection for Community Facilities: Interim Recommendations for U.S. Community Facilities with Suspected/Confirmed Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
New York Department of Health Interim Cleaning and Disinfection Guidance for Primary and Secondary Schools for COVID-19
Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) Technical Assistance (TA) Center Disabilities and Functional/Access Needs Integration Resources
REMS TA Center Incorporating Infectious Disease Planning Resources
U.S. Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce: Ensuring Community and National Resilience in COVID-19 Response
U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19
Washington State Department of Health Classroom Cleaning Tips for Teachers
Journal Publications and News Articles
Source Title
Analytical Chemistry Cognitive and Human Factors in Expert Decision Making: Six Fallacies and the Eight Sources of Bias
Health Affairs Strong Social Distancing Measures in the United States Reduced the COVID-19 Growth Rate
JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association The Urgency and Challenge of Opening K-12 Schools in the Fall of 2020
The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health Screen Time in Children and Adolescents: Is There Evidence to Guide Parents and Policy?
Nature Medicine Age-Dependent Effects in the Transmission and Control of COVID-19 Epidemics
The New York Times Black Lives Matter May Be the Largest Movement in U.S. History
The New York Times When 511 Epidemiologists Expect to Fly, Hug, and Do 18 Other Everyday Activities Again
Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Guidance Documents Collected by the Committee." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2020. Reopening K-12 Schools During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Prioritizing Health, Equity, and Communities. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25858.
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The COVID-19 pandemic has presented unprecedented challenges to the nation's K-12 education system. The rush to slow the spread of the virus led to closures of schools across the country, with little time to ensure continuity of instruction or to create a framework for deciding when and how to reopen schools. States, districts, and schools are now grappling with the complex and high-stakes questions of whether to reopen school buildings and how to operate them safely if they do reopen. These decisions need to be informed by the most up-to-date evidence about the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19; about the impacts of school closures on students and families; and about the complexities of operating school buildings as the pandemic persists.

Reopening K-12 Schools During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Prioritizing Health, Equity, and Communities provides guidance on the reopening and operation of elementary and secondary schools for the 2020-2021 school year. The recommendations of this report are designed to help districts and schools successfully navigate the complex decisions around reopening school buildings, keeping them open, and operating them safely.

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