Reopening Schools Safely During the COVID-19 Pandemic (On-demand webinar)

2 modules

Course Length
90 mins

Region IV Public Health Training Center

12 Oct 2021



Note: This is a recording of a webinar held on August 31, 2020.

Training Overview

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, schools across the country are deciding how to begin the 2020-21 school year, whether for in-person instruction, virtual learning, or a hybrid approach. In this webinar, health and education experts from the Center for American Progress will discuss the current state of school reopenings, considerations for local officials making decisions about reopening, and related health and education research.

The course contains two modules: a content module and a resources and evaluation module. After accessing both modules, learners will earn a certificate of completion. When the certificate is available, learners will see a Certificate button on their dashboard.

This recording is approximately 90 minutes. There are no prerequisites. Participants will need a broadband internet connection (Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred browsers) and computer speakers. For technical support, please contact

About the Trainers

Maura Calsyn is the managing director of Health Policy at American Progress. In this capacity, she plays a leading role in American Progress’ health policy development and advocacy efforts. She has authored and co-authored work published in The New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA Internal Medicine, U.S. News & World Report, and The Hill.

Scott Sargrad is the vice president of K-12 Education Policy at American Progress. Prior to joining American Progress, Sargrad served as deputy assistant secretary for elementary and secondary education at the U.S. Department of Education under then-Education Secretary Arne Duncan, as well as the acting director of the Office of School Turnaround. He joined the Education Department in 2009 as a presidential management fellow in the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services and also worked as a senior policy adviser in the Office of Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development. 

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31680, Public Health Training Centers for $4,348,992. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.


By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss key health and education factors that local officials should consider in making decisions about reopening schools.
  • Describe different approaches and plans for reopening schools in Region IV, nationally, and internationally.


By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate Certificate of Completion for Online Module

Reopening Schools Safely During the COVID-19 Pandemic (On-demand webinar)
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