Emerging Issues

Emerging Issues for Schools as They Reopen

Updated 10/2/2020. Comprehensive testing and evaluation of test results, allowing us to better determine the lifecycle and contamination dynamics of COVID-19, have not been achieved in the United States. Therefore, necessary but disruptive limitations, including school closings, continue. This paper reviews considerations for responsible school facility reopening.

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Last updated October 2, 2020

The date of this publication is important because the extent to which we understand COVID-19 and especially its impact on school systems and children, changes daily. With imminent increased testing, our understanding will quickly be enhanced. This will likely involve serious decisions for school operations. We plan to update this report frequently, but for the best and most timely health information, local health, state, federal or international authorities are the best source.

This means local municipal, county or parish health departments, state departments of health and/or education, the Centers for Disease Control, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the World Health Organization.

Technical and Communications Actions

Technical and Communication Actions for Schools During COVID-19

Earning public confidence in a crisis.

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Updated September 24, 2020

School Financial Losses

Recovering Financial Losses from School Operations Interruptions Caused by COVID-19

The ability for public and private school systems to recover from business interruption losses is complex and changing quickly.

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Updated September 16, 2020

School Reopening Dilemma

The COVID-19 School Reopening Dilemma – Learning from Other Nations

As school leadership in America crafts reopening protocols, lessons from toerh nations that successfully and unsuccessfully reopened is of true value.  We are all learning as we cross over this strange and potentially treacherous terrain. Let's learn from each other.

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Updated September 9, 2020

Recent Media Coverage About Schools Reopening

Listen and watch Environmental Resource Council’s Bruce Bomier share tips for healthier school buildings to guide school districts on reopening plans.

FOX-31 (KDVR), Denver (8/12/2020)

The Immune System and Schools - Addressing COVID-19

July 24, 2020

We must work in partnership with our remarkable, multifaceted natural systems of immunity in confronting the COVID-19 challenge.

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