COVID-19 School-Related Information

General School-Related Information

The following links have school-related information for people located anywhere in the United States:

Schools and Childcare Programs​ (CDC) : Information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Includes information for school and program administrators about Preparing for a Safe Return to School and Operating Schools During COVID-19, and information For Parents and Caregivers about Deciding How to Go Back to School and Checklists for Going Back to School.
Return to School During COVID-19 (Healthy Children) : Information about returning to school for families from Healthy Children from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Risk-Based Approach to Reopening Schools Amid COVID-19 (Children's Hospital Colorado) : Information from Children's Hospital Colorado. Considerations for reopening schools and discussion of risk mitigation factors.

Return to School in Utah

Wearing Masks at School During the Coronavirus Pandemic Tip Sheet for Pediatric Clinicians (University of Utah Health) (PDF Document 160 KB) : Information for pediatric providers from University of Utah Department of Pediatrics, compiled by Karen Buchi, MD and reviewed by sub-specialists. Information for clinicians working with children and parents about masks and safe return to school. Also includes tips for parents.

Mental Health During COVID-19

Advice for Caregivers of Children with Disabilities in the Era of COVID-19 (APA) : Information from the American Psychological Association for parents and caregivers of children and youth with disabilities with a focus on the unique challenges during COVID-19 and managing stressors.
Behavioral Health Resources for Coronavirus (On Our Sleeves) : Resources and guides from On Our Sleeves, an initiative for child mental health from Nationwide Children's Hospital, about managing life during COVID-19.
Coronavirus/COVID-19 Resource Library (AACAP) : Resources from the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry for parents, patients, and clinicians to help with the impact of COVID-19.
COVID-19: 24/7 Parenting (Parenting for Lifelong Health) : Open-access online parenting resources from Parenting ofr Lifelong Health in various languages. Working with the World Health Organization, UNICEF, the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children, the Internet of Good Things, USAID and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Public Health Resources (NCTSN) : Information from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network on responding to public health emergencies.
Supporting Families During COVID-19 (Child Mind Institute) : Information and resources from the Child Mind Institute for families trying to balance work, child care, and self-care during this period.

Sports-Related Information

In updated recommendations on youth sports during the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) encourages players of most sports to wear cloth face coverings at all times for group training, competition, and on the sidelines. Cloth face coverings have been shown to decrease transmission rates of COVID-19, and the coverings have been found to be tolerated well by the majority of people who wear them for exercise.
Youth Sports Participation During COVID-19: A Safety Checklist (HealthyChildren.org) : This article has a safety checklist for parents of children and youth who are participating in sports during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Authors & Reviewers

Initial publication: March 2020; last update/revision: December 2020
Current Authors and Reviewers:
Contributing Author: Medical Home Team