Presenting the Healthy Green Schools & Colleges COVID Resource Center

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In the 2020-21 school year, facility managers at schools and colleges across the country have more responsibility—and more attention—than ever before. For years, we have known that our custodial teams are the protectors and ambassadors of public health educational facilities far and wide. But now, more than ever before, that role is in the spotlight. It’s no wonder that we are hearing so many questions from facilities, custodial and maintenance staff at all kinds of schools asking for resources in the fight against COVID-19.

Our COVID-19 Resource Center is our answer to these important questions. Filled with webinars, tools, checklists, sample policies and more, this is where educational facilities personnel can find the valuable information they need to protect students and communities from COVID-19. The Healthy Green Schools & Colleges COVID-19 Resource Center includes access to our full list of recorded webinars on COVID-19 at K-12 schools and universities, presented by members of our Steering Committee. We’ve also included downloadable resources like cleaning checklists, school reopening policies and training procedures for your reference and usage.

The current public health crisis requires vigilance and up-to-the-minute information. What we understand about COVID-19 has come a long way since schools in the U.S. first shut down in March of 2020, and it continues to evolve. We know how important it is for facility managers and their teams at schools to have access to the latest, science-based information to keep their infection prevention programs safe and effective during the pandemic. That’s why we will continue to add new webinars, expertise and resources for the foreseeable future.

The resources shared in our COVID-19 Resource Center are for general informational purposes only. They are not intended to replace, directly supplement or formally operationalize the guidance provided by the US Federal government including recommendations published by the Centers for Disease Control; the Occupational Safety and Health Administration; and the US Environmental Protection Agency. We encourage you to visit those Federal agency web pages if you are seeking formal instruction on how to develop or update your cleaning protocols in response to COVID-19 or any public health emergency.