Returning to School COVID-19

Back to School Decision Making

The difficult decision whether your child should attend school in-person vs. online during the COVID-19 pandemic involves many considerations for your family including academic, social, emotional, financial and safety. We generally encourage the goal of live school attendance for children and families who do not have conditions that would place them at higher risk for infections and complications. However, this goal must be balanced by factors such as local infection rates and guidance from public health authorities - both of which are subject to change. Ultimately, parents need to feel comfortable with whatever choice they make as the safety of kids is everyone’s priority.   

We recommend accessing the “Back to School Decision Making Tool” on the cdc.gov/coronavirus website. This helpful tool can used to help parents make this difficult decision .