Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guidance and Considerations
An Initial Guide to Leveraging the Power of Social and Emotional Learning – CASEL
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
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.