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COVID-19 School Guidance

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Quick Guide for Isolation and Quarantine in Early Care and Education (ECE) Programs - 2/17/22

Flowchart to Determine Close Contact and Provide Quarantine Guidelines in K-12 Schools - 2/18/22

Executive Order 14000 on Safely Reopening Schools

To support Executive Order 14000 on safely reopening schools, the U.S. Department of Education (ED), in coordination with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), published guidance, the ED COVID-19 Handbook Volume 1: Strategies for Safely Reopening Elementary and Secondary Schools (Handbook), to support the national response to COVID-19. Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) operated schools should align their individual school reopening plans to the Handbook to provide BIE students a high-quality instructional program with consistent implementation of risk mitigation strategies. BIE-funded Tribally controlled schools may continue to use this information as general guidance.

BIE is also planning formal Tribal consultation to receive feedback regarding school reopening in School Year 2021-2022 as well as receiving input regarding BIE residential facilities and postsecondary institutions. Specific dates are forthcoming.

The links to the Handbook referenced above may be located here:

Department of Education’s Return to School Roadmap Resources

U.S. Department of Education Return to School Roadmap

A Guide for K-12 Schools and Communities for the 2021-2022 School Year and Landmark Priorities
Information for schools, families, and communities on the Return to School Roadmap, review of the three “Landmark” priorities, and elevating schools and districts that are addressing each in effective ways.

How to Prioritize the Health and Safety of Students, School Personnel, and Families
A guide for schools and districts outlining what schools can do to protect the health and safety of students, including increasing access to vaccinations and steps for implementing the CDC’s recently updated K-12 school guidance.

A Resource for Parents on Returning to In-Person Learning
A checklist that parents can use to prepare themselves and their children for a safe return to in-person learning this fall, leading with vaccinating eligible children and masking up if students are not yet vaccinated.  

FACT SHEET: Reopening Schools and Rebuilding With Equity
As part of the launch of the Roadmap, the White House also released a fact sheet. The full article can be seen at: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USED/bulletins/2eab9d2

CDC COVID Data Tracker
This site provides an integrated, county view of key data for monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. It allows for the exploration of standardized data across the country.* The footnotes describe each data source and the methods used for calculating the metrics. 

For Resources, visit our Vaccination Resources Page here: 

Vaccination Resources | Bureau of Indian Education (bie.edu)

New Quarantine and Isolation Calculator

CDC’s new COVID-19 Quarantine and Isolation calculator takes the stress out of deciding when, and for how long, people with COVID-19 and close contacts need to stay home, get tested, and wear a well-fitting mask.

The calculator provides important information about what precautions people with COVID-19 and their close contacts can take to protect loved ones and prevent COVID-19 in their communities.

This online, mobile-friendly calculator provides a simple, easy-to-use way to help people follow CDC’s Quarantine and Isolation guidance and get customized information that applies to their unique situation.


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