COVID-19 Update:Learn where you can get your child vaccinated, as well as other important facts about COVID-19.
For School Administrators and Educators
Across the country, school leaders are working to ensure kids return to school safely and in-person. In-person school is key for children’s education; their social, physical and emotional development; and for providing important services and nutrition. Scientific research during the pandemic has shown that schools can open safely.
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 over a year 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.
For more information, please reference the FAQs and links to helpful resources via this website, including our Returning to Sports Guidelines and School Nursing Resources.
Questions? Contact us.
Dr. Bear Bites: Returning to School Safe and Strong
Access video resources from Children’s National experts regarding the safe return to the classroom.
Public Health Guidelines for Returning to School
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released guidance for the safe return of children to the classroom for in-person learning this fall.
Playing Sports During the COVID-19 Pandemic: What Communities Need to Know
As schools reopen this fall, communities are trying to figure out the safest way for children to participate in sports. We provide guidelines for minimizing risk to our young athletes and all those involved in youth sports.
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.