Covid-19 Information

Schools should plan mitigation strategies to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, as well as flu and other viruses. Schools are encouraged to consider CDC and Rhode Island guidance when deciding the best approach for their communities.

  • Back-to-School Video: Dr Carla Martin, mom to three Rhode Island students, shares the everyday steps that families can take to keep kids healthy and learning this school year. English | Español
  • Back-to-School Flyer: Everyday Steps to Prevent COVID-19 and Other Illnesses in Students.
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Health and Safety

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Operational Guidance for K-12 Schools and Early Care and Education Programs to Support Safe In-Person Learning.

RIDOH’s Outbreak Response Protocols for Pre K-12 Schools (i.e., The Playbook) [PDF, 815 KB].

Resources and tools to support planning and implementation of COVID-19 and other illness mitigation in schools: Pre K-12 Prevention and Mitigation Guidance For COVID-19 and Other Viruses [PDF, 605 KB].