Initially celebrated in 2013, Attendance Awareness Month has the objective of raising awareness of the connection between school attendance and academic achievement. This year, the event has added importance due to the perception that chronic absenteeism resulted in students experiencing significant learning loss during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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At the start of the coronavirus pandemic – when offices were closed, and employees forced to work remotely – many businesses had to improvise how they communicated internally. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, only 25% of employees “occasionally” worked from home prior to the pandemic, and the subsequent shutdown revealed how unprepared some
Although much has changed this year due to the success of the vaccination rollout, anticipating what the fall semester may look like is still a stab in the dark. Learn about COVID-19 mitigation strategies colleges and universities are using to keep students safe as they return to campus.
Communicating campus evacuation plans is never straightforward for colleges and universities. Personal safety apps can store evacuation plans, provide directories for emergency contacts and help locate staff or students who have no arrived at an evacuation station.
The recent extreme heat warnings across the south and south-west of the country brought back memories of last summer when triple-digit temperatures in many locations put increased stress on public health agencies and healthcare systems already under immense pressure from the COVID-19 pandemic. Alarmingly, this year the situation could get worse.
The CDC published new guidance relating to COVID-19 mitigation strategies for fully vaccinated people. As communities and businesses return to safe operation there is confusion about mask requirements for vaccinated vs unvaccinated individuals.
If you do an Internet search for “K12 education 2021”, you will find a selection of predictions about how the K12 education system could be reinvented following COVID-19. However, if you search for the same term, and swap the year to 2020, you’ll find the reason why few of these predictions will come true.
There is still a lot of uncertainty about when many businesses will welcome employees back to the workplace. Decisions about when to welcome employees back seem to be driven by the location of the business, the nature of its operations, and individual employers' preferences.
There are still multiple unknowns about how the fall semester will pan out in the country’s colleges and universities. Will student vaccinations be mandated? Will the option exist to take classes remotely? Will it be necessary to wear a mask on-campus? Or in class? What other COVID-mitigation measures will be implemented?
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of people suffered bereavements, lost their jobs, and/or experienced financial difficulties. Although the situation is improving, millions more people may yet be impacted by the consequences of the pandemic due to the mental health crisis sweeping America.