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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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.