COVID-19 Resources: Emergency Management, School Safety and Crisis Planning

COVID-19 Resources

As a school leader during this unprecedented time, you're facing unique challenges. Now, more than ever, it's important to have access to a community of professionals you trust.

AASA is here for you.

We are committed to providing you with the most up-to-date information and resources to help you move forward.

Together, we will endure and prevail for the 50 million students who rely on us.

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A message of Hope, Service, & Support from AASA members, leaders, award winners, and staff.

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 AASA Guidelines for Reopening Schools 
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Virtual Meetings for EdLeaders
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FEBRUARY 2021 CDC Updates:

CDC publication recommending various concrete ways schools can arrange their spaces in order to keep students six feet apart.

View the Recommendations

AASA team was pleased to be joined by Donna Harris-Aiken (USED) and Greta Massetti (CDC), who shared a brief overview and organizational priorities as relates to their latest guidance on school reopening, before engaging in a Q&A with webinar participants.
You can access an archive recording of the webinar here.

Additional resources:

Previously-Released CDC School Tools and Resources

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released two resources for schools. The Operational Strategy for K-12 Schools through Phased Mitigation and Science Brief: Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in K-12 Schools will add to CDC’s existing guidance for K-12 schools in opening for in-person instruction and remaining open. 

CDC’s Operational Strategy for K-12 Schools through Phased Mitigation

The Science Brief: Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in K-12 Schools

ED Handbook Fact Sheet

ED COVID19 Handbook

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NEW CCSSO resources on leveraging ESEA and IDEA funds to confront the effects of COVID:

Self-Care & Wellness

Inspiration & Motivation


    Special Education

    Additional Resources

    About COVID-19

    Equitable Learning in Digital Environments

    Return to School

    School Meals

    For Teachers

    For Parents

    Communication Tools

    Student Privacy


    Kristi (Sandvik) Wilson, superintendent, Buckeye Elementary SD, Ariz., AASA president-elect, is keeping wellness and balance a priority in her life.

    Daniel A. Domenech, AASA executive director, introduces a resolution to support a safe, healthy and district-specific reopening process.

    Ann Levett, superintendent, Savannah-Chatham County, Ga., provides a message of hope to the thousands of school superintendents across the country.

    William Hite, superintendent, SD, Philadelphia, shares how his school district is demonstrating equity on behalf of his community.
    Self-care and Wellness Resources School Reopening Resources Inspiration and Motivation Resources View the Equitable Learning in Digital Environments Resources


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