latest recommendations specific to COVID-19 from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Education, and the REMS TA Center

Interim Guidance for Administrators of US Childcare Programs and K-12 Schools
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
K-12
Find guidance for administrators of K-12 schools on preventing the spread of COVID-19 within schools, reacting should a case be identified, and planning for the continuity of teaching and learning if a community outbreak occurs.

Letter to Education Leaders on Preventing and Addressing potential discrimination associated with COVID-19
U.S. Department of Education
K-12
Read recommendations on protecting students from bullying and harassment based on race and national origin and on safeguarding the health of educational communities. Link to information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Interim Guidance for Administrators of US Institutions of Higher Education
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Higher ed
Access guidance for administrators on preventing the transmission of COVID-19 among students, faculty, and staff; responding quickly to an outbreak; planning for the continuity of learning and research; and addressing the stigma associated with COVID-19.

Guidance for Institutions of Higher Education with Students Participating in International Travel or Study Abroad Programs
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Higher ed
Find guidance for postponing or canceling student international travel programs because of the global outbreak of COVID-19 and asking current program participants to return to their home country.

UPDATED Guidance for interruptions of study related to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
U.S. Department of Education
Higher ed
Find guidance on distance education and accommodating students whose enrollment is disrupted by COVID-19.

Guidance for interruptions of study related to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
U.S. Department of Education
Higher ed
Find guidance on complying with Title IV policies for students whose activities are impacted by COVID-19, either because the student is ill or quarantine or because the student was recalled from travel-abroad experiences, can no longer participate in internships or clinical rotations, or attends a campus that temporarily suspended operations.

COVID-19 Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and Seamless Summer Option (SSO) Meal Delivery Using Existing Authority
Food and Nutrition Service
K-12
Access guidance on meal delivery using existing authorities in summer meal programs. Congregate meal waivers from all 50 states, DC, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands have been approved, enabling SFSP and SSO sponsors to serve meals in non-congregate settings and at school sites during school closures related to COVID-19.

Child Nutrition COVID-19 Meal Times Nationwide Waiver
Food and Nutrition Service
K-12
Access guidance for states on meal time waivers. A nationwide waiver has been approved to support access to nutritious meals while minimizing potential exposure to COVID-19.

Child Nutrition COVID-19 Non-congregate Feeding Nationwide Waiver
Food and Nutrition Service
K-12
Access guidance for states on non-congregate feeding nationwide waivers. A nationwide waiver of congregate feeding requirements has been approved to support access to nutritious meals and snacks while minimizing potential exposure to COVID-19.

Child Nutrition COVID-19 Afterschool Activity Waiver
Food and Nutrition Service
K-12
Access guidance for states on afterschool activity nationwide waivers. A nationwide waiver has been approved to support access to nutritious meals and snacks while minimizing potential exposure to COVID-19.

COVID-19 Nationwide Waiver to Allow Meal Pattern Flexibility in the Child Nutrition Programs
Food and Nutrition Service
K-12
Access guidance for states on meal pattern waivers. Nationwide approval has been provided for states to locally waive specific meal pattern requirements as needed to support access to nutritious meals when certain foods are not available due to COVID-19.

COVID-19 Nationwide Waiver to Allow Parents and Guardians to Pick Up Meals for Children
Food and Nutrition Service
K-12
Access guidance for states on meal pickup waivers. States that have been approved for non-congregate feeding are allowed to waive the rule preventing parents and guardians from picking up meals for their children, as long as they protect accountability and integrity.

Get Your Community- and Faith-Based Organizations Ready for Coronavirus Disease 2019
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
General
Access guidance to help communities and organizations prepare for COVID-19, including tips and resources for planning, responding to an outbreak, and following up after an outbreak.

View the latest recommendations specific to COVID-19 from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Education, and the REMS TA Center via this page.

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Ensuring Continuity of Teaching and Learning During Prolonged Absences, Dismissals, and Closures
REMS TA Center
K-12
Read about continuity of operations annexes, key considerations for continuity of teaching and learning, educator tools to support distance education.

Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
K-12, Higher ed
Find recommendations on cleaning and disinfecting areas visited by individuals with suspected or confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Resources for K-12 Schools and Childcare Programs
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
K-12
Access resources on COVID-19 for K-12 schools, including guidance and frequently asked questions for administrators; cleaning and disinfection recommendations; talking with children about the disease; and a checklist for teachers, parents, and administrators.

Resources for Institutes of Higher Education
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Higher ed
Access resources on COVID-19, including guidance and frequently asked questions for higher ed administrators; cleaning and disinfection recommendations; guidance for student travel; and a checklist for administrators.

Supplemental Fact Sheet: Addressing the Risk of COVID-19 in Preschool, Elementary and Secondary Schools While Serving Children With Disabilities
U.S. Department of Education
K-12
Find information on the provision of distance instruction and free and appropriate education.

Fact Sheet: Addressing the Risk of COVID-19 in Schools While Protecting the Civil Rights of Students
U.S. Department of Education
K-12
Find information on responding to discrimination in schools and resources for communicating about COVID-19.

Webinar on Online Education and Website Accessibility
U.S. Department of Education
K-12
Watch this short Webinar about access to online education services, programs, and activities.

H1N1: Responding to an Outbreak in New York City Schools (Lessons Learned Volume 4, Issue 1)
REMS TA Center
K-12
Learn how a large public school system responded to an infectious disease outbreak in its schools, and review lessons learned.

Coordinating a Response to H1N1: One District’s Experiences (Lessons Learned Volume 4, Issue 3)
REMS TA Center
K-12
Learn how a large public school system responded to an infectious disease outbreak in its schools, and review lessons learned.

Managing an Infectious Disease Outbreak in a School (Lessons Learned Volume 2, Issue 3)
REMS TA Center
K-12
Learn how a school district managed an infectious disease in its schools, and consider including these suggestions in your emergency operations plan.

Schools Respond to Infectious Disease (REMSExpress Volume 2, Issue 7)
REMS TA Center
K-12
Find information and resources on how schools can plan for pandemic influenza, including tips on prevention and mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery.

Coronavirus 2019 Resources
National Association of School Nurses (NASN)
K-12
Access COVID-19 resources for school nurses, administrators, and parents from NSAN, Federal agencies, and other organizations including the World Health Organization. The resource for parents is available in a variety of languages.

Disaster Resilient Universities (DRU) Network®
University of Oregon
Higher ed
Find information on the Disaster Resilient Universities (DRU) Network®, which provides practitioners a multidisciplinary online platform to leverage their diverse knowledge, expertise, and skills.

Interim US Guidance for Risk Assessment and Public Health Management of Persons with Potential Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Exposures: Geographic Risk and Contacts of Laboratory-confirmed Cases
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
General
Read guidance for public health authorities in U.S. jurisdictions that are not experiencing sustained community transmission of COVID-19, including a framework for assessing and managing risk of potential exposures as well as implementing public health actions based on a person’s risk level and clinical presentation.

Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health: Tips for Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation During an Infectious Disease Outbreak
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
General
Find tips for social distancing, quarantine, and isolation during an infectious disease outbreak.

Stop The Spread Of Germs – Help Prevent The Spread Of Respiratory Viruses Like COVID-19
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
General
Download a graphic with tips to prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.

COVID-19 Fact Sheet
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
General
Read this fact sheet responding to frequently asked questions about COVID-19.

COVID-19 Dos and Don’ts
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
General
Read this fact sheet with information on what the public should do to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and what they should not do.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 Information for Travel
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
General
Access COVID-19 information for travel, including guidance for travelers returning from high-risk counties and for travel in the United States. Use the search feature to find COVID-19 risk assessment by country.

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers: Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19) and Children
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
General
Find answers about the risk of children contacting COVID-19, ways to protect children, and symptoms of COVID-19.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
General
Read information from the White House Coronavirus Task Force on keeping schools safe and implementing mitigation strategies.

COVID-19: Preparing for Widespread Illness in Your Community - A Legal Guide for School Leaders
National School Boards Association
K-12
Find a legal guide for school leaders as they plan for COVID-19 challenges in their school communities. The guide includes a planning checklist of issues.

Supporting Continuity of Teaching and Learning During an Emergency
REMS TA Center
K-12
Read tips on maintaining continuity of teaching and learning during an emergency by using instructional packets, online teacher-and-class interaction, recorded class meetings, and other online materials. Download the toolkit on developing resources.

Ensuring Continuity of Operations and Learning During and After Emergency Incidents
REMS TA Center
K-12, Higher ed
Learn how to create a Continuity of Operations Annex, which helps ensure that essential functions continue during an emergency and its immediate aftermath. Find resources for preparing before, during, and after an emergency.

Supporting Efforts to Create a Public Health, Medical, and Mental Health Annex as a Part of Your Emergency Operations Plan
REMS TA Center
K-12, Higher ed
Learn how to create a Public Health, Medical, and Mental Health Annex, which helps support prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery efforts before, during, and after an incident. Find resources on public health, medical topics, and mental health.

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