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Infection Control & COVID-19

Resources to ensure healthy school environments.
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To ensure the safety and success of you and your students — during the COVID-19 pandemic, and long after — we’ve assembled helpful resources on cleaning and disinfecting school environments, protecting students and staff with good hygienic practices, resources and information on vaccinations and boosters, and information on monkeypox.

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Cleaning and Disinfection

Guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Department of Education (ED) to help communities conduct safe, in-person learning in K–12 schools.
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Good Hygienic Practices

A summary of the CDC’s key measures “essential to safe delivery of in-person instruction,” one of which is good handwashing and respiratory hygiene practices.
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Making Mealtime Safe in Pre-K-12 Schools

As we continue to weather waves of variants, mitigation measures–such as masking and improved ventilation–are critical to prevent the transmission of COVID-19.

Back to School Fact Sheet: Giving Every School the Tools to Prevent COVID-⁠19 Spread and Stay Safely Open All Year Long

Over the past 18 months, driven by the President’s American Rescue Plan and a comprehensive COVID-19 response, the Biden-Harris Administration provided schools with unprecedented resources to open safely, while keeping students and workers safe.

Today, as we start another school year, the Administration is laying out key supports and guidance for protecting students, teachers, and school communities this upcoming school year, and managing and mitigating the risks of COVID-19 spread. This includes making an abundance of federal resources available to schools to implement these strategies.

Find resources and guidance from the White House

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COVID-19: Creating Safe and Just Schools

NEA is here to ensure we rebuild schools with an emphasis on equity, return to the classroom safely, protect the most vulnerable students, and help educators navigate their rights and responsibilities amidst the COVID-19 crisis.
National Education Association

Great public schools for every student

The National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA's 3 million members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States.