COVID Relief for K-12: Use of Funds Advisory Memo

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The Use of Funds Advisory Memo outlines ways in which states can support LEAs in making strategic use of authorized funds in helping to ensure that schools are equipped to keep their students and staff healthy and safe. Click the document to download the memo.

Infection Prevention & Control Scientific Consensus Statement

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This consensus statement, issued by a group of leading scientists in conjunction with COVID Collaborative and JHD, builds on the CDC guidance and provides evidence to reinforce the effectiveness of layered infection prevention and control measures inside schools. Click the button to download the statement.

Policy Lessons from the History of Pandemic Preparedness


Our twenty-third COVID-19 white paper is “Policy Lessons from the History of Pandemic Preparedness,” by George J. Busenberg. Abstract This white paper draws lessons for policy progress from the recent history of pandemic preparedness in the United States, with a focus on the Strategic National Stockpile of medical and protective equipment that forms an essential […]

Digital Tools for COVID-19 Contact Tracing: Identifying and Mitigating the Equity, Privacy, and Civil Liberties Concerns

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Our twenty-second white paper in the COVID-19 series is “Digital Tools for COVID-19 Contact Tracing: Identifying and Mitigating the Equity, Privacy, and Civil Liberties Concerns,” by Koustubh “K.J.” Bagchi, Christine Bannan, Sharon Bradford Franklin, Heather Hurlburt, Lauren Sarkesian, Ross Schulman, and Joshua Stager. Abstract Many state governments and public health authorities in the United States […]

The Path to Zero: Key Metrics for COVID Suppression

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Today a network of research, policy, and public health experts convened by Harvard’s Global Health Institute and the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics launches a Key Metrics For COVID Suppression framework that provides clear, accessible guidance to policy makers and the public on how to target and suppress COVID-19 more effectively across the nation.

Pandemic Resilience on Campus

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Our twenty-first white paper is “Pandemic Resilience on Campus,” by Rajiv Sethi, Rachel Narehood Austin, Divya Siddarth, Jacob Austin, Julie Seager, and Hannah Yoo. Abstract A college campus is a quintessential congregate environment with crowded and bustling living and learning spaces, vulnerable to rapid contagion. Yet online education as currently conceived is a poor substitute […]

Schools During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Sites and Sources of Community Resilience

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Our twentieth white paper is, “Schools During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Sites and Sources of Community Resilience,” by Jacob Fay, Meira Levinson, Allison Stevens, Harry Brighouse, and Tatiana Geron. Abstract Along with the economy and health care system, schools are an essential third pillar in promoting community resilience and rebuilding communities’ physical, economic, emotional, social, and […]

Who Is Dying, and Why?

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Our nineteenth COVID-19 white paper is, “Who Is Dying, and Why?” by Rajiv Sethi, Divya Siddarth, Nia Johnson, Brandon Terry, Julie Seager, Mary Travis Bassett, and Meredith Rosenthal. Abstract It is commonly asserted, with some justification, that viruses do not recognize social boundaries. And yet the statistics on the demographics of those afflicted and felled by […]