Reopening schools during a pandemic is complicated
The decision of when to reopen schools must be based on the unique circumstances and resources of a school, balancing the needs of the students, families and communities they serve and its teachers and staff. COVID-19 presents new challenges, financial and logistical, for resourcing and implementing personal protective equipment, cleaning, physical distancing, screening/temperature and other recommended protocols. The needs of many schools are significant, and so flexibility in the model must be part of the planning for school year 2020-2021.
This guide is intended to offer a clinical perspective of what we know about COVID-19 for use by schools when they return to the classroom setting.
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