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Protect schools and communities during a public health crisis.

Schools must be prepared to respond to sudden infectious disease outbreaks and other public health concerns and emergencies. Sustaining safe in-person learning, ensuring proper hygiene, and managing daily operations are all important for keeping a safe and secure school environment amid a health crisis.

Schools are an important part of the infrastructure of communities. They provide safe and supportive learning environments for students that support social and emotional development, provide access to critical services, and improve life outcomes. Schools should work with local public health officials, consistent with applicable laws and regulations, including those related to privacy, to determine additional prevention strategies needed in their area by monitoring levels of community transmission and local vaccine coverage, and use of screening testing to detect cases in K-12 schools during public health emergencies.

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The federal government identified additional resources that highlight strategies for school safety. Use these resources to learn more about infectious diseases and public health.

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Infectious Diseases and Public Health
Be COVID Prepared Plan Template

Department of Health and Human Services and Federal Emergency Management Agency, 2020

To help with COVID-19 preparedness, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) have developed this emergency plan template to organize some key steps you may want to take. This template should not replace the guidance from your school but can be used in addition to the direction you’re being provided.

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