Schools face major challenges as many reopen during the COVID-19 pandemic caused by the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2).
As schools develop new strategies for learning, school meals, and physical activity while preventing the spread of the new coronavirus, some policies can impact children and staff with asthma. Required and/or suggested face masks, physical distancing, schedule changes, and new cleaning practices will reshape 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 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 August 2020, March 2021.