Schools face major challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic caused by the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2).
As schools develop and follow strategies for learning, school meals, and physical activity while preventing the spread of the coronavirus, some policies can impact children and staff with asthma. Required and/or suggested face masks, physical distancing, schedule changes, and cleaning practices are reshaping learning environments. It’s important to understand how this may affect students and staff with specific health needs like asthma.
AAFA’s COVID-19 and Asthma Toolkit for Schools is designed as a supplement to (not as a replacement for) current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state, and school district guidelines. It includes:
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Visit AAFA’s Asthma in Schools webpage for additional resources to manage asthma in schools.
Originally published July 2020. Updated September 2021.