The following resources provide guidance to schools in preparing for a pandemic outbreak. More information will be added as it is received.

CAIS MEMBER ONLY RESOURCES (includes letters from heads to CAIS school communities, distance learning plans and advice from legal counsel to schools.

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State of CT: Interim Guidance on the Length of Quarantine... (December 16, 2020)

Vaccination: Phase 1a Eligibility

COVID-19 School Submission Reporting Guidance (November 6, 2020)

Updated Guidance for the Operation of Interscholastic, Youth and other Amateur Sport Activities during the COVID-19 Pandemic (November 9, 2020)

State of CT Rollback to Phase 2.1 (November 6, 2020)

Guidance for Opening up High School Athletics and Activities

Phase 3 Reopening (October 8, 2020)

Executive Order #9: The allowable group size in one space is increased to sixteen (16) children and Children 3 years of age and older are required to wear masks while in child care programs.

CDSE Reopening Plan: Adapt, Advance, Achieve:Connecticut’s Plan to Learn and Grow Together

  • Addendum 12 Reimagining CT Classrooms: Planning the Instructional Time for
    Remote Learning in Hybrid and Full Remote Models
  • Addendum 11 Interim Guidance for the Use of Face Coverings (August 31, 2020)
  • Addendum 10 Reframing and Reopening: School Discipline Amidst COVID-19 Guidance (August 27, 2020)
  • Addendum 9 Contact Tracing Scenarios in Schools (August 27, 2020) (UPDATED Jan. 4, 2021)
  • Addendum 8 Fire and School Safety During COVID-19 (August 24, 2020)
  • Addendum 7 Reopening Considerations for K-12 Music Programs (August 14, 2020)
  • Addendum 6 Reopening Guidance for Educating Students with Disabilities (August 12, 2020)
  • Addendum 5 Interim Guidance for Responding to COVID-19 Scenarios in CT School Districts (August 6, 2020) (UPDATED Jan. 4, 2021)
  • UPDATED! Addendum 4 Updated Guidance for Decision-Making Regarding the Use of In-Person, Hybrid (Blended), or Remote Learning Models in Connecticut Schools during COVID-19 (October 21, 2020)
  • Addendum 3 Fall Reopening Resource Document for Students with High Needs (July 28, 2020)
  • Addendum 2 COVID Guidance and Considerations for Preschool Located in Public Schools (July 27, 2020)
  • Addendum 1 Temporarily Opting into Voluntary Remote Learning Due to COVID-19 (July 27, 2020)

Updated COVID-19 Guidance for Healthcare Providers (MDs, APRNs, PAs, & RNs) – August 5, 2020, State Department of Public Health America’s COVID Warning System (Uses 5 key indicators to determine risk levels for 50 states and 3,000+ counties.

OEC Provider Signage (posted 7/30/20)

CDC Considerations for Schools when Reopening (posted 5/19/20)

Educational Resources for Grief

This must be posted in workplaces by C.O.B. on March 26, 2020: Employee Rights: Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family and Medical Leave Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Distance Learning:

How to Use Zoom to Teach an Online Course

Early Childhood / Lower School Specific Resources:

CDC: Considerations for School Closure (posted 3/16/20)

CDC Guidance regarding Mass Gatherings (posted 3/16/20)

Talking to Children About COVID-19 - A Parent Resource (National Association of School Psychologists)

Guidance for school preparation from the State of Connecticut:

Guidance for school preparation from sources beyond CT:

Guidance from other Independent School Associations

Other resources:

Sources outside of the U.S.