As communities continue to feel the impact of school closures from COVID-19 and many parents and families adjust to a new reality of life, we at Kaiser Permanente want to make sure that school communities — including administrators, teachers, school staff, parents, and students — feel supported.
We’re curating this resource page as an online space that you can trust for the latest information and ideas to support learning, health, and overall well-being during these challenging times. We recognize that school communities are having to adapt to tremendous changes in a short period of time and that more support will be needed as students and teachers eventually return to in-person school life.
Kaiser Permanente is poised to provide up-to-date information and resources about the physical and mental health needs of school stakeholders as you manage the implications of COVID-19. Consider this a space that you can return to again and again for new resources to support you through all these transitions.
Playbook for School Reopening
As schools and districts across the nation prepare for the new school year in the coming weeks, they are likely to face even greater strain as they seek to meet the academic and health needs of students, staff, and teachers with already limited resources. To assist schools in proactively addressing the health needs of the school community, a number of nationally recognized and trusted school health organizations have come together to develop a playbook for when learning starts again — “Planning for the Next Normal at School: Keeping students, staff, and families safe and healthy.” The playbook provides a framework to understand, assess, and implement strategies for COVID-19 prevention, social drivers of health, physical activity and physical education, staff and teacher well-being, and mental health and well-being.
Game On Activity Library | ways to incorporate healthy activities, brain breaks, nutrition education, and opportunities for social-emotional learning into online learning for kids (Action for Healthy Kids)
Kid's daily exercise routine | a 21-minute long animated video that incorporates a daily exercise routine for kids in grades K - 5 (Alliance for a Healthier Generation)
Kaiser Permanente health plans around the country: Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., in Northern and Southern California and Hawaii • Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Colorado • Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Georgia, Inc., Nine Piedmont Center, 3495 Piedmont Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30305, 404-364-7000 • Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States, Inc., in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., 2101 E. Jefferson St., Rockville, MD 20852 • Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Northwest, 500 NE Multnomah St., Suite 100, Portland, OR 97232 • Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington or Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington Options, Inc., 601 Union St., Suite 3100, Seattle, WA 98101