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Returning to In-Person Instruction for K-12 Schools

Strategic Vision and Tactical Tools

Reopening schools for in-person instruction is a national priority for the benefit of children, families, and the economy. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released a resource, Operational Strategy for K-12 Schools Through Phased Mitigation, with recommendations based on the best available evidence to enable schools to open safely and remain open. On this call, we will provide a brief overview and highlights from the resource followed by presentations on complementary tactical tools crafted by leadership from NIH’s RADx Tech initiative. These include: calculator, K-12 Playbook, Implementation Guide, and Test Connector.


Nancy Gagliano, MD, MBA
RADx Tech, Core Lead, Large-Scale Deployment


Neha (Kanade) Cramer, MPH 
COVID-19 Response
Lead, Schools Unit | Community Guidance Team
Community Intervention & Critical Populations Task Force (CICPTF)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Susan M. Moreira, MBA
RADx Tech Team Leader – Education

Manuel Kingsley, MBA
RADx Tech Team Leader – Implementation

March 9, 2021 
2:00PM ET

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