School Closures

Read: AMA Slams CDC’s New COVID-19 Quarantine Guidance

AMA Slams CDC’s New COVID-19 Quarantine Guidance

AMA President Gerald E. Harmon, M.D. said that a negative COVID-19 test should be required for ending isolation after a person tests positive for the virus.

Read: Schools, Colleges React to COVID Surge with Online Classes, Revised Rules

Schools, Colleges React to COVID Surge with Online Classes, Revised Rules

In response to the huge spike in coronavirus cases, many campuses and districts are temporarily switching back to distance learning and mask mandates.

Read: Rise in COVID Cases Prompt Colleges to Switch to Virtual Classes

Rise in COVID Cases Prompt Colleges to Switch to Virtual Classes

Non-academic events and other in-person activities are also being cancelled due to the recent spike in COVID cases on campuses.

Read: NC High School Shooting Injures 1 Student

NC High School Shooting Injures 1 Student

The 15-year-old school shooting suspect, who is also a student, is facing four charges, including attempted a first-degree murder charge.

Read: Texas Supreme Court Allows Schools to Require Masks

Texas Supreme Court Allows Schools to Require Masks

The temporary restraining order overturns Gov. Abbott’s mask mandate ban, allowing school districts to implement the requirement to slow the spread of COVID.

Read: Here’s the Updated CDC Guidance for COVID-19 Prevention in K-12 Schools

Here’s the Updated CDC Guidance for COVID-19 Prevention in K-12 Schools

Per the CDC, fully vaccinated students and staff don’t need to wear masks inside campus buildings.

Read: Cal State, University of California Systems to Require COVID Vaccines for Students and Faculty

Cal State, University of California Systems to Require COVID Vaccines for Students and Faculty

CSU’s requirement will only take effect if the FDA fully approves one or more of the vaccines that received emergency authorization, but UC will mandate vaccination without full FDA approval.

Read: Survey: Most College Students Support Vaccine Mandate for a Return to Campus, but a Strong Partisan Divide Exists

Survey: Most College Students Support Vaccine Mandate for a Return to Campus, but a Strong Partisan Divide Exists

Of the more than 2,000 college students across the U.S. polled, 69% support colleges requiring students to be vaccinated if they want to attend in-person classes, while only 24% oppose it; the remaining 7% don’t know.

Read: Maintaining a Safe School in the Post-Pandemic World: An Interview with Raptor Technologies

Maintaining a Safe School in the Post-Pandemic World: An Interview with Raptor Technologies

Here’s how campuses can safely reopen post-COVID and why schools need mobile panic alarms.

Read: How Mass Notification Applications Have Evolved During the Pandemic

How Mass Notification Applications Have Evolved During the Pandemic

Mass notification systems went from being a tool used to communicate about an immediate threat on campus, to a primary tool for providing operational updates to people students and staff whether they were on campus or remote.

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