When it comes to back-to-school in the era of Covid-19, the only certainty right now seems to be uncertainty. Everyone agrees that the ideal learning scenario is to return children to in-person classrooms with teachers and peers, but the looming pandemic and associated health concerns makes this a complicated and difficult decision for everyone involved. In part, the decision is dependent on geography and how prevalent Covid-19 is in any given region. Another factor is the safety measures that a school or a community takes to keep students, educators, and school staff safe.  One thing is clear – parents and educators alike must be flexible and ready to change plans.

We’ve compiled resources for parents to help in the planning process over the school year. These resources include safety measures, tools for at-home learning and homeschooling, and resources for helping parents juggle working from home and at-home learning.

Many school districts are planning delayed school starts or a combination of in-school and distance learning. Check with your state’s Dept of Education website for plans and resources specific to your stat and community.  In most states, this is a potentially dynamic situation.Yhe following sites are also tracking the status of school and higher education openings.

CDC on schooling & prep

Back to School: More resources for school reopening

At-Home Learning  

Balancing work from home and children’s needs

And for another resource that may be helpful to your family, visit: The Coronavirus Crisis: Tools for Tough Times

ESI EAP Members: For more resources, click on the Employee & Family login at the top of this page to access our frequently updated member Covid-19 Resource Center.


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