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School Resources


Creating a campus Plan

Your campus’ plan should address at least these questions:


  • What ongoing steps should we use to help prevent the spread of all diseases— flu, coronavirus, or otherwise?

  • Do we know if any of our families have recently traveled in China or have visiting relatives and/or friends currently in their home from China?

  • What are the steps to follow if coronavirus starts to spread in your geographical area?

  • What to do if there is a first confirmed case of coronavirus at your school?


Below is a list of questions to answer as you work out the details of your plan of action:


  • At what threshold would you suspend a class, or school, and for how long?

  • What steps should be taken to keep surfaces and hands clean if the risk is mild (i.e., it’s in your area)?

  • What symptoms will you ask parents to look for?

  • Do you want to modify or more strongly enforce your "no school attendance within 24 hours of having a fever"?

  • How will you refer students to be tested if you have concerns?

  • If you have a confirmed case of coronavirus at your school will you close? For how long?

  • Do you notify parents of students that are in the same class as the sick student? (Check on local health disclosure laws.)

It is also EXTREMELY important to follow standard environmental infection control procedures. Discuss these as a staff and require that teachers go over these procedures and practice them with their classes.


  • Washing hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds.

  • Using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not on hand.

  • Covering the nose and mouth with elbow or a tissue when coughing or sneezing.

  • Avoiding touching eyes, nose, and mouth.

  • Limiting close contact with people who are sick.

  • Play items in preschools, schools and church nurseries should be disinfected more frequently.

See also:


It is also best practice to require that parents keep sick children home from school until they’re fever-free for at least 24 hours without medication. If you are aware that you have families who have recently traveled in China, the CDC is requesting that healthy travelers who have recently been to China voluntarily self-quarantine for 14 days. If you have a student or family who has traveled to China and is self-quarantining, then they should be excused for those 14 days.


If you or someone you know has traveled to China and feels sick, please:

  • Stay home and avoid contact with others, except for seeking medical care.

  • Seek medical care right away. Again, before seeking care, call ahead to report recent travel and symptoms.

  • Cover mouth and nose with a tissue or sleeve (not hands) when coughing or sneezing.

  • Wash hands frequently.

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sample plans

See below for sample plans for school responses to COVID-19, including implementing online instruction, decision-making for campus shutdown, and more.

Concordia-Shanghai Response Plan

Sample Shutdown Plan and Guidelines


Extensive Library of Online Learning Guidelines and Response Plans

Resources for Teaching Online Due to School Closures

Learning Plan for Preschool to Grade 12

  • Utilize to insert Religion curriculum in this learning plan

  • Video email from is currently free of charge to all schools (teachers, administrators, superintendents, etc...) 

More remote learning resources

COVID-19 Action Plan

SAMPLE forms & communications

See below for sample forms and communications related to school response to COVID-19.

FORM: Tech Take Home Permission Slip #1

FORM: Tech Take Home Permission Slip #2

COMMUNICATION: School response to COVID-19

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Liebert Cassidy Whitmore Resources

state education department Resources

Here are links to each state’s Department of Education COVID pages.  

Arizona Department of Education 

California Department of Education –  

CA Dept of Public Health provides updates at

Nevada Dept of Education – Clark County

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