Coronavirus Update:What patients and families need to know
For School Administrators and Educators
Helping Schools Reopen, Monitor and Adapt throughout the Pandemic
Children’s National is lending its COVID-19 expertise to school systems in the region by offering a number of services to keep children safe and strong this academic year. Our goal is to ensure all children reach optimal health and achieve their full academic potential.
Across the country, school leaders are faced with the enormous challenge of determining what measures to take to safely reopen schools for in-person education. Ultimately, each school system will need to make decisions about their approach based on factors unique to their educational settings, student populations and communities. As schools develop and refine their plans, Children’s National Hospital is here to help.
As a trusted source for information, we are providing schools with data-backed insights and advice from our pediatric medical and mental health experts, infectious disease specialists and members of our pandemic response team.
Beyond our expertise, we have relevant, real-world experience to share with schools. As one of the nation’s top children’s hospitals in a region hit early by the pandemic, we have had many months of experience on the front lines, protecting the safety of our team members so that they could fulfill our mission of caring for children and families who rely on us. We understand the complex dynamics, as well as the sense of responsibility, that schools face.
There are many ways we can help:
- We are offering free webinars on a variety of topics developed specifically to support school administrators, teachers, school nurses and others involved in making informed decisions on how to best provide K-12 education during a pandemic.
- We are providing FAQs and links to helpful resources via this website, including our Returning to Sports Guidelines and School Nursing Resources.
- We are available to provide the following services on a customized basis:
Questions? Contact us.
Webinar Series: Returning to School Safe and Strong
Join us for a webinar series about how schools can learn to reopen safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our experts provide guidance to help you understand how to keep kids safe, healthy and engaged as stay-at-home restrictions lift.
Public Health Guidelines for Returning to School
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released guidance for school re-entry to ensure school districts are considering all of the risks of children and adolescents not being in schools – not just the risks of spreading COVID-19.
Returning to Sports: What Communities Need to Know
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, many communities are trying to figure out the safest way to restart youth sports leagues. While we cannot remove all risks associated with sports and COVID-19, we can provide guidelines for minimizing risk to our young athletes and all those involved in youth sports.
How to Assess and Manage Ill Students and Possible Exposures to COVID-19
Our experts at Children’s National Hospital have created guidelines, based on CDC and AAP recommendations, for helping schools reopen during the COVID-19 pandemic. Every school has its own unique circumstances and student population, and should adapt these guidelines to fit their needs.
School Nursing Resources for the COVID-19 Pandemic
Children's School Services (CSS) provides the highest quality school health nursing services in the District of Columbia. As a result of COVID-19, our experts at CSS have compiled recommendations to assist school leaders with strategies and guidelines to reopen schools safely.