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NAS Releases Guidance on Reopening K-12 Schools During the COVID-19 Pandemic

October 14, 2020

Education is one of the most impacted systems by the COVID-19 pandemic. To slow down the spread of the virus, schools were closed, and educators were pressed with time to ensure continuous instruction. States, districts, and schools are deliberating several questions of whether to reopen school buildings and how to run them safely in case they reopen. These decisions must be based on the latest evidence on COVID-19 especially about the impacts of school closures on students and families, and about the complexities of operating school buildings as the pandemic persists.

To provide guidance on this issue, the US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released a publication titled Reopening K-12 Schools During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Prioritizing Health, Equity, and Communities. The recommendations stated are designed to help districts and schools successfully navigate the complex decisions around reopening school buildings, keeping them open, and operating them safely.

Download a copy from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

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