Reopening Schools Safely: New Evidence on Mitigating COVID-19 Spread

Jul 06, 2020 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Back to School

This REL Mid-Atlantic webinar discusses considerations for reopening schools safely. Presenters share lessons learned from a rapid-turnaround study in partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Education to inform their guidance for reopening schools in the fall. They discuss 1) input from stakeholders, 2) lessons from a rapid review of emerging evidence on the COVID-19 pandemic and best practices in blended and remote learning, and 3) lessons from an agent-based modeling simulation that estimated the level of COVID-19 transmission in schools under various scenarios and mitigation strategies.

Presenters included:

  • Brian Gill, REL Mid-Atlantic
  • Ravi Goyal, REL Mid-Atlantic
  • Jacob Hartog, REL Mid-Atlantic
  • Danielle DeLisle, REL Mid-Atlantic
  • Adam Schott, Special Assistant to the Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Education

The webinar is for school, district, and state-level educators and community partners.