COVID19 Resources page

NSBA continues to diligently monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on schools, students, and everyone across the country.

We advise public schools and education leaders to follow federal, state, and local health authorities’ guidelines on current measures to prevent and respond to the COVID-19.

Below you will find resources and information that we hope you will find helpful. We will continue to update this page as new resources and information become available.

As public schools navigate the demands of reopening safely, they will bear the burden of added costs for personal protective equipment, increased cleanings and more. Visit NSBA's Savings Center to explore ways to save and learn about services that can reduce district costs and improve operations.

NEW: U.S. Department of Education Releases “Return to School Roadmap” to Support Students, Schools, Educators, and Communities in Preparing for the 2021-2022 School Year
On August 2, 2021, the U.S. Department of Education released the “Return to School Roadmap,” a resource to support students, schools, educators, and communities as they prepare to return to safe, healthy in-person learning this fall and emerge from the pandemic stronger than before. The Roadmap includes three priorities that schools, districts, and communities are encouraged to focus on to ensure all students are set up for success in the 2021-2022 school year: (1) prioritizing the health and safety of students, staff, and educators; (2) building school communities and supporting students’ social, emotional, and mental health; and (3) accelerating academic achievement.

State Specific School Reopening Guidance

The Johns Hopkins University eSchool+ Initiative offers an analysis of education recovery plans put forth by states to examine the ways these plans are designed to support students and teachers. It also includes a dashboard for each state showing the latest data on COVID cases and tests within a state.

With the 2021-2022 school year upon us, states are releasing new guidance and back-to-school reopening plans. Following is a sampling of state recovery plans:

California  | Connecticut  | Illinois | Indiana
Iowa  | Kentucky  | Maine  | Mississippi
New Jersey  | Oregon  | Virginia  | Washington

NSBA Resources

Additional Resources

 

Hispanic Health Resources for Parents, Families, and Education Leaders

The NAHH provides services to more than 15 million Hispanics through the United States every year through its work and resources. Learn more about how NAHH can help at https://www.healthyamericas.org/.
 
NAHH provides COVID-19 awareness and preventative information in English and en Español.
 
The Helpline provides free reliable and confidential health information in Spanish and English. The Helpline is staffed by bilingual health promotion advisors available Monday through Friday from 9 am to 6 pm Eastern Time. 1-866-783-2645 (1-866-Su Familia) 
 
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s VFC program offers vaccines at no cost to eligible children through health care providers enrolled in the program. Vaccinating on time means healthier children, families, and communities. Find out if your child qualifies for the VFC program.
 
El Programa Vacunas para Niños (VFC, por sus siglas en inglés) ofrece vacunas sin costo a los niños que reúnen los requisitos, a través de los proveedores de atención médica que participan en el programa. Cuando las vacunas se administran a tiempo, nuestros niños, familias y comunidades son más saludables. Averigüe si su hijo reúne los requisitos del programa VFC.
 

U.S. Department of Education

COVID-19 Handbook Volume I and Volume II

COVID-19 Resources for Schools, Students, and Families
 
FERPA and the Coronavirus Disease 2019

Improving Ventilation in Schools, Colleges, and Universities to Prevent COVID-19

Questions and Answers on Civil Rights and School Reopening in the COVID-19 Environment 


Health Agencies

CDC Coronavirus Response

CDC Guidance for COVID-19 Prevention in K-12 Schools
 
CDC Guidance for Operating Schools and Child Care Programs

State and Territorial Health Departments Directory

World Health Organization Coronavirus FAQ

Miscellaneous

Best Practices for Re-opening Schools After Pandemic: An Overview & COVID-19 School Design Guidelines | Issues in Education/Cordogan Clark Group/Ittner Architects

Mental Health America Coronavirus Resources

Occupational Safety and Health Administration Response