Return to Learning

View the recordings and presentations from our virtual series aimed to provide school leaders guidance and support as they navigate the impact of COVID-19 and the 2021-2022 academic school year.


Sessions have ended for the 2021-2022 school year.

April 2022


  • Vaccination benefits and how they outweigh complications from COVID-19 infection
  • Anticipation of FDA emergency use authorization of vaccines for kids under 5
  • Risk tolerance vs. actual risk and questions to ask with the continued emergence of variants
  • Recommendations for school illness and summer planning
  • Revised community algorithm being planned
  • Learnings about stress management

Feb. 2022


  • Pfizer submission to the FDA for vaccine approval for children under 5 Data showing effectiveness of boosters in providing better protection against symptomatic infections and hospitalization
  • Quarantine and isolation with newly available resources: Vaccination Guide Testing Algorithm
  • Universal contact tracing no longer being necessary and case count reporting moving to weekly
  • Pandemic vs. endemic

Jan. 2022


  • Highly infectious Omicron variant, higher pediatric hospitalizations and the recommendation for universal masking
  • Higher flu activity in the community, which is currently tracking above the 5-year average
  • Booster recommendation for anyone age 12 and up after 5 months from their second vaccine
  • Revised CDC guidelines for isolation and quarantine
  • Scenarios and guidance around when to test
  • Resources to support well-being with the increase in stress related to exposures, quarantine, testing and changes in routines