Roadmap to Healthy Schools
The Roadmap to Healthy Schools is a practical guide to infection prevention and control at the school level. It includes useful case studies of promising practices from schools and districts that have had success with resuming in-person instruction, as well as tools and recommendations that can be used to replicate some of those practices in each unique context.
Welcome Message from the Infection Prevention & Control Taskforce
Danielle Allen, chair of the Infection Prevention and Control and Schools task force, shares about the work that the task force has done over the past few months to support leaders at the state, local, and school level in safely and sustainably reopening schools for in-person learning.
Schools and the Path to Zero: Strategies for Pandemic Resilience in the Face of High Community Spread
The nation’s educators are living through extraordinary challenges. Recommendations to get students back for in-person learning are necessary, for the good of students, and reasonable, because safety can be achieved.
The Path to Zero: Key Metrics for COVID Suppression
Today a network of research, policy, and public health experts convened by Harvard’s Global Health Institute and the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics launches a Key Metrics For COVID Suppression framework that provides clear, accessible guidance to policy makers and the public on how to target and suppress COVID-19 more effectively across the nation.
Pandemic Resilience on Campus
Our twenty-first white paper is “Pandemic Resilience on Campus,” by Rajiv Sethi, Rachel Narehood Austin, Divya Siddarth, Jacob Austin, Julie Seager, and Hannah Yoo. Abstract A college campus is a quintessential congregate environment with crowded and bustling living and learning spaces, vulnerable to rapid contagion. Yet online education as currently conceived is a poor substitute […]
Schools During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Sites and Sources of Community Resilience
Our twentieth white paper is, “Schools During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Sites and Sources of Community Resilience,” by Jacob Fay, Meira Levinson, Allison Stevens, Harry Brighouse, and Tatiana Geron. Abstract Along with the economy and health care system, schools are an essential third pillar in promoting community resilience and rebuilding communities’ physical, economic, emotional, social, and […]
Educational Ethics During a Pandemic
Our seventeenth COVID white paper is, “Educational Ethics During a Pandemic,” by Meira Levinson. Abstract Over 55 million children and their families have been affected by physical school closures in the United States since early March. Schools in all but two states will remain closed at least through the end of the school year. This […]