Since the COVID-19 pandemic emerged in March 2020, districts across the nation have faced the difficult task of reopening schools safely and keeping them open as community infection rates have risen and fallen. This brief from the Learning Policy Institute describes reopening efforts in Marin County, which has reopened more than 85 percent of its schools since fall 2020, and documents the county planning process and mitigation strategies for personal protective equipment, ventilation, physical distancing, cohorting, symptom screening, and testing and tracing. It is part of an effort at the Learning Policy Institute to disseminate key public health research and reopening strategies to educators and policymakers.
White paper from County Superintendents’ Bay Area Geographic Leads Consortium and WestEd highlights strategies for serving Bay Area students experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Recommendations for educators supporting students during the COVID-19 crisis from a trauma-informed standpoint.
The California Department of Education has provided LEAs with a newly updated and optional resource to assist schools with meeting statutory requirements for tracking daily participation.
Palo Alto USD has created an in-person center for higher-needs students to access during distance learning days.