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SchoolSafety.gov provides resources, like guidance, training, and fact sheets, to help schools create and maintain a safe learning environment. 

For standards and guidance on submitting a resource to SchoolSafety.gov and to access the resource submission form, please see here.  

Guidance
Infectious Diseases and Public Health
Toolkit for Responding to COVID-19 Cases

Department of Health and Human Services, September 2021

As K-12 schools resume in-person learning, school administrators must be prepared to respond quickly when someone with COVID-19 has been in the school or at a school event. In these instances, case investigation and contact tracing serve as important strategies for reducing the transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

Report
Threat Assessment and Reporting
Mass Attacks in Public Spaces

Department of Homeland Security, August 2020

This report, the third in a yearly series, provides an analysis of mass attacks that occurred in public spaces in the United States between January and December 2019. 

Guidance
Infectious Diseases and Public Health
Strengthening School Communities for a Safe, Supportive Return: Part 2

Department of Health and Human Services, May 2021

This Virtual Learning Session is designed to support school and district leaders, educators, student support personnel and other professionals to promote safe, supporting learning environments throughout a variety of in-person, virtual, and hybrid learning situations. 

Guidance
Infectious Diseases and Public Health
Behavioral Health Impacts During & After COVID-19

Department of Health and Human Services, April 2021

New information about the youth mental health crisis, as well as additional recommendations and considerations to keep in mind for schools bringing students back to in person learning in a way that prioritizes everyone's mental health and wellness. 

Webpage
Infectious Diseases and Public Health
Back to School During COVID-19

Department of Health and Human Services, August 2021

Resources from SAMHSA designed to address mental health and resiliency in school settings as students prepare for back to school during a pandemic.

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