School Reentry Considerations

Additional COVID-19 School Reentry Resources


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guidance and Considerations

An Initial Guide to Leveraging the Power of Social and Emotional Learning – CASEL

School Reentry Considerations for Supporting Student Social and Emotional Learning and Mental and Behavioral Health – American School Counselor Association and National Association of School Psychologists

Supporting Marginalized Students in Stressful Times: Tips for Educators – National Association of School Psychologists

Global Recess Alliance

Return to Play Considerations – The PLAY Sports Coalition and National Council on Youth Sports

Guidance for Opening Up High School Athletics and Activities – National Federation of State High School Associations

Return to Play, COVID-19 Risk Assessment Tool – Aspen Institute

Suggested citation: SHAPE America. (2020). School reentry considerations: K-12 physical education, health education, and physical activity. Reston, VA: Author.

The recommendations and strategies provided herein are obtained based on guidance for schools provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and national recommendations for physical education, health education, recess, and classroom-based physical activity. The COVID-19 outbreak is an ongoing, rapidly developing situation. Educators are encouraged to monitor publicly available information and to always follow federal, state and local health organization guidance and government mandates. This information may vary and will be updated as necessary.