Ministers slammed over classroom ventilation scheme as children sit in freezing classrooms
Labour today lashed out at a delay of almost a year between scientists first warning the Government of the importance of good airflow in schools and the launch of a pilot scheme to work out how to improve it. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PA school district apologizes after teacher caught taping mask to student's face
North Penn School District apologized and said the ordeal was “being addressed with the” teacher following a now-viral classroom photograph of a mask being taped to a student’s face. #classroomphotograph #schooldistrict #northpennschooldistrict (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gov. Evers, DHS Launches “Keeping Kids Safe and In School” Multimedia Campaign
Gov. Tony Evers and the Department of Health Services (DHS) today announced the launch of Keeping Kids Safe and In School, a statewide multimedia campaign that focuses on ways to keep Wisconsin children healthy and in the classroom. This campaign is an extension of the broader You Stop the Spread campaign which has been running in Wisconsin since September 2020. “We’re working to make sure our schools have the tools and resources to keep kids, educators, and staff healthy and in the classroom...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - January 20, 2022 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

New Mexico asks Guard to sub for sick teachers amid omicron
New Mexico is asking National Guard troops and state bureaucrats to volunteer to serve as substitute teachers as preschools and K-12 public schools struggle to keep classrooms open amid surging COVID-19 infections (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Peer likeability and victimization in young adolescents: moderating effects of descriptive and status group norms for aggression and prosocial behaviour and network density - Aguilar-Pardo D, Mart ínez-Fernández B, Colmenares F, Martín-Babarro J.
INTRODUCTION: Previous research has shown that peer victimization can be highly responsive to variables at the classroom level. Aggressive and prosocial norms may promote or reduce its  status in classrooms. However, yet there is an apparent lack ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 17, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Sunday
Parents and teachers in four provinces are preparing for students to return to the classroom on Monday as the Omicron-fuelled wave of COVID-19 continues to spread. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 16, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Tunisia: Covid-19 - Ministry of Education Reports Closure of 122 Schools
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- Director General of Studies at the Ministry of Education Bouzid Nsiri said Saturday 122 schools and 373 classrooms have been shut down, in application of the health protocol because of the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 16, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Dogs Can Sniff Out Long Covid-19, French Study Suggests
Three school districts in Massachusetts are using trained dogs to detect the coronavirus in classrooms. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 15, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Lisa Kim, Forbes Staff Tags: Business /business Innovation /innovation Science /science Healthcare /healthcare Breaking breaking-news Coronavirus Source Type: news

Class of 2026: The anatomy of opening a medical school
As the fall semester approaches, faculty are starting to prepare their classroom curriculum and order equipment. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 14, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Shelby Kellerman Source Type: news

Adolescent school injuries and classroom sex compositions in German secondary schools - Filser A, Stadtm üller S, Lipp R, Preetz R.
BACKGROUND: School injuries are an important adolescent health problem. Previous research suggests that relevant risk behaviors for school injuries, risk-taking and aggression, are highly susceptible to peer effects. Specifically, evidence suggests that th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 14, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Seychelles: Seychelles' Schools to Go Back Online for First Week of Term
[Seychelles News Agency] The re-opening of schools on January 17 in Seychelles will once again see virtual learning taking place for the first week while standard operating procedures are beefed up in preparation for teaching in physical classrooms after, said an official of the education ministry on Thursday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 13, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

White House to Give Schools 10 Million Free COVID-19 Tests Every Month
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 12, 2022 -- In an effort to keep children in classrooms, the White House announced Wednesday that 10 million free COVID-19 tests will be provided to schools around the country every month while the wildly contagious omicron variant... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 12, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

White House to Give Schools 10 Million Free COVID Tests Every Month
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 12, 2022 -- In an effort to keep kids in classrooms, the White House announced Wednesday that 10 million free coronavirus tests will be provided to schools around the country every month while the wildly contagious Omicron variant... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 12, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Biden administration will provide K-12 schools with additional 10 million Covid-19 tests per month
The Biden administration on Wednesday announced new initiatives to provide an additional 10 million Covid-19 tests per month to schools and students in an effort to keep classrooms open. #classrooms #k12 (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 12, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

White House vows to provide 10 million Covid tests for schools each month
The Biden administration announced Wednesday that it would provide schools with 10 million Covid-19 tests every month as it urges districts to keep classrooms #classrooms (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 12, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chicago Reaches Deal With Teachers' Union to Return to Classrooms
Students in the third-largest U.S. school district will go back to classes on Wednesday. #schooldistrict #dealwithteachersunion #classroomsstudents (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 11, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Uganda: Uganda Reopens Schools After 2 Years of Covid-19 Lockdown
[VOA] Kampala -- Uganda has reopened schools for the first time in two years, marking the end of the world's longest school closure from the COVID-19 pandemic.While many welcomed students' return to the classroom, a low turnout has raised concerns about the long-term impact on education. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 11, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: World's Longest Covid School Closure Ends
[DW] Some 15 million students could go back to the classroom for the first time since March 2020, amidst fears that irreparable damage has been done to their education. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 11, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Evers Administration, DHS, DPI Remind Schools of Support, Resources Available to Help Keep Kids and Educators Safe in School as Omicron Spreads
In order to keep students, teachers, and staff safe and in school, the Evers Administration and Department of Health Services (DHS)sent a letter to all public, private, and independent charter schools detailing the tools that DHS and the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) have made available to schools to help in this effort. " We want our kids to be in the classroom and, just as we have from the beginning of this pandemic, our administration...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - January 10, 2022 Category: Hospital Management Authors: goodsesjfs Source Type: news

Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Monday
Students in Alberta and British Columbia are returning to classrooms for in-person instruction on Monday after an extended holiday break. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 10, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Jan. 10
Students in Alberta and British Columbia returned to classrooms for in-person instruction on Monday after an extended holiday break. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 10, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Government guidance for schools increases Covid risk and threatens learning,  warns UNISON
Using support staff to cover for teachers isolating with Covid is the wrong approach to dealing with the school staffing crisis and ensuring pupils’ education continues, says UNISON today (Monday). This week, the Department for Education (DfE) issued guidance encouraging schools to use support staff “more flexibly” as children return after the Christmas break. UNISON recognises that the rapid spread of Omicron is causing high numbers of staff absences in schools and that learning must continue for pupils. However, the union says using low-waged employees as teachers on the cheap amounts to exploitati...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - January 10, 2022 Category: Food Science Authors: Fatima Ayad Tags: News Press release coronavirus schools Jon Richards teaching assistants Source Type: news

As COVID Hits Schools, Parents Scramble to Test Kids or Face a Return to Remote Learning
Kendra Levine’s son, Eddie, is only 5 years old, but he immediately recognized the significance of the negative result on the COVID-19 rapid tests he took at home last weekend. The tests, which were provided by the Berkeley Unified School District in California before students left for winter break, meant Eddie could return to school and see his friends again after two weeks away. Best of all, they meant Levine could send him to school on Monday with more peace of mind. “He was extremely thrilled to show it to us,” says Levine, whose son has become familiar with pandemic routines in the last two years. &l...
Source: TIME: Health - January 6, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katie Reilly Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 nationpod Source Type: news

What parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges, DfE (updated 2nd January 2022)
The government continues to manage the risk of serious illness from the spread of the virus. The Prime Minister announced on 27 November 2021 the temporary introduction of new measures as a result of the Omicron variant and on 8 December that Plan B, set out in the autumn and winter plan 2021, was being enacted. These measures are precautionary, while the variant is tracked and assessed. As a result, we are reflecting these measures in this guidance for parents. This advice remains subject to change as the situation develops. From 4 January 2022, we recommend that in those schools where pupils in year 7 and above are edu...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 4, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

K-12 Schools Press to Reopen as Omicron Variant Surges
Systems nationwide are seeking Covid-19 tests to return students to the classroom after the winter break. #k12schoolspress #winterbreak (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 2, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Extra Covid measures should have been introduced weeks ago
Responding to the education secretary’s announcement today (Sunday) introducing further Covid safety measures for schools and colleges in England, UNISON assistant general secretary Jon Richards said: “An increase in the use of face coverings and better ventilation are welcome but should have been in place before Christmas to have slowed the infection in schools. “Providing 7,000 filters is a helpful step. But with over 20,000 schools – many with dozens of classrooms – this will barely scratch the surface. “These new measures also don’t address the need for extra funding ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 2, 2022 Category: UK Health Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release coronavirus schools Source Type: news

Classrooms in crisis: workplace violence and harassment experienced by educators in Ontario - del Riccio J.
This article explores the high and rising rates of violence and ha... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 31, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

What parents should know about sending kids back to school during Omicron
Millions of American kids will head back to classrooms in the coming days -- just as the Omicron variant is fueling record new Covid-19 case counts. #classrooms #variant #omicronmillions (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tanzania: Covid-19 Response Classrooms Construction Ready in Babati
[Daily News] BABATI District in Manyara Region has completed the construction of 18 classrooms, which is part of the Tanzania Covid-19 Socioeconomic Response Plan (TCRP). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 30, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Thursday
British Columbia is delaying the full return to classrooms in January to allow public health officials to assess the impact of the Omicron variant and give school staff time to implement enhanced safety measures. The move comes as students, teachers and parents in Ontario wait for word on the return to school. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Return to in-person schooling in doubt as Omicron cases spike across Ontario
Just days before students are set to return to the classroom in Ontario, the province's back-to-school plan is clouded with uncertainty and critics are calling for more details. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

NYC to Limit Classroom Closures; Testing Will Ramp Up for Schools NYC to Limit Classroom Closures; Testing Will Ramp Up for Schools
New York City will eliminate its current policy of quarantining entire classrooms exposed to the coronavirus and will instead prioritize a ramped-up testing program, NYC officials announced.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

New York City Schools Will Reopen Jan. 3, With Increased COVID-19 Testing
New York City will double COVID-19 PCR testing in schools when students return in January, Mayor Bill de Blasio said. De Blasio, Mayor-elect Eric Adams and Governor Kathy Hochul all spoke on Tuesday at a virus briefing of the importance of bringing students back to school in January, for kids and for parents. Schools are the “safest places to be in New York City,” de Blasio said. “Your children are safer in school,” Adams said during the briefing. He and de Blasio said they have been working closely planning for Jan. 3, when schools will reopen. The new approach for schools in January is called &ldq...
Source: TIME: Health - December 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laura Nahmias / Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized bloomberg wire COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Do Kids Act Better When School Uniforms Are the Norm? Maybe Not
TUESDAY, Dec. 28, 2021 -- Ask a teacher whether school uniforms make a difference in their classrooms, and many are sure of it. They insist those crisp shirts and ties and those modest plaid skirts help kids focus on their classwork, level the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 28, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Parents, Schools Face Another Reckoning Over COVID-19 Cases Parents, Schools Face Another Reckoning Over COVID-19 Cases
“I'm sitting in my car terrified to walk into school, ” she wrote just before taking a deep breath and heading to her classroom. “Cases exploding. People I really care about are sick& frightened. ”Associated Press (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - December 22, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Peer victimization and well-being as a function of same-ethnicity classmates and classroom social norms: revisiting person × environment mismatch theory - Troop-Gordon W, Chambless K, Brandt T.
Person × Environment mismatch theory has been applied to understanding how the classroom social ecology moderates associations between peer victimization and socioemotional well-being. In 2004, Bellmore et al. applied this theory to the ethnic composition... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Covid-19 and Schools: Are They Ready for the Next Big Surge?
Districts say they don’t want to close classrooms again. But the latest wave in Covid-19 cases could challenge the rickety infrastructure that has kept schools running this year. #bigsurge #classrooms (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CPS Prepared To Switch To Remote Learning In City's Least Vaccinated Areas If Classroom Cases Spike
The district will be evaluating COVID-19 cases "school by school, classroom by classroom" starting Jan. 3 when students are slated to return to school, CPS CEO Pedro Martinez said. #cps #remotelearningincity #pedromartinez (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Key Virtual Education Tools in a Modern Learning Era Key Virtual Education Tools in a Modern Learning Era
How UFAPS has become a leading instruction tool for today's preclinical students instead of the typical classroom -- and why it prepares them better.Medscape Blogs (Source: Medscape Med Students Headlines)
Source: Medscape Med Students Headlines - December 21, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Med Students Blog Source Type: news

Schools, classrooms close doors again in latest Covid surge
As schools brace for the rapid rise in omicron cases amid delta’s continued onslaught and the onset of flu season, some are closing their doors once again and #fluseason #classrooms (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC Supports'Test-to-Stay' Strategy for Schools
FRIDAY, Dec. 17, 2021 -- Unvaccinated students exposed to COVID-19 can remain in the classroom as long as they're regularly tested for the virus at school, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday. The CDC pointed to two new... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 17, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Schools Usually Enforce Child Vaccinations. With COVID-19, That Job Is Falling to Private Businesses
Studio E School of Dance in the Forest Hills neighborhood of Queens in New York City is losing students. A city-wide policy that went into effect on Dec. 14 bars children ages 5 and up from attending certain extracurricular activities unless they’ve received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Because the majority of Studio E’s students are preschool and elementary school kids, it is particularly vulnerable to parents’ decisions to forgo activities rather than get their children vaccinated. “I’ve just been stressed out about how this will affect the business,” says studio director N...
Source: TIME: Health - December 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Barone Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Test-to-stay' works to keep students in school safely, CDC director says
New evidence shows that a practice known as test-to-stay works to keep children in classrooms safely, even if they've been exposed to the virus that causes Covid-19, said Dr. Rochelle Walensky,... #rochellewalensky #classrooms #cdc (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC: 'Test-to-stay' strategy allows students to remain in school safely
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Friday urged school districts across the country to adopt a " test-to-stay " strategy that allows close contacts of students infected with COVID-19 to remain in classrooms. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC endorses school COVID-19 'test to stay' policy that avoids student quarantines
U.S. health officials are endorsing 'test-to-stay' policies that allow close contacts of students infected with the coronavirus to remain in classrooms if they test negative (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - December 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Howard Blume Source Type: news

CDC Endorses Schools ’ Coronavirus ‘Test-to-Stay’ Policies
NEW YORK — U.S. health officials are endorsing “test-to-stay” policies that allow close contacts of students infected with the coronavirus to remain in classrooms if they test negative. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) decided to more firmly embrace the approach, already used by many school districts, after research of such policies in the Chicago and Los Angeles areas found COVID-19 infections did not increase when using the approach. “Test-to-stay is an encouraging public health practice to help keep our children in school,” CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said on Frid...
Source: TIME: Health - December 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MIKE STOBBE / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Allow schools to close early as Omicron spreads exponentially, says UNISON  
Allowing schools to close early this week would reduce the risk of Omicron transmission, make Christmas less stressful for families and give staff more time to get their boosters, says UNISON today (Wednesday). The union wants the government to take immediate action and says this would help reduce the risk to everyone in the lead up to the festive break. Heads should be able to close schools a few days early without the fear of government criticism. Ministers should also ensure air filtration devices are sent to every school before they start back in the new year. The union also wants to see face masks reintroduced into cl...
Source: UNISON Health and safety news - December 15, 2021 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Fatima Ayad Tags: News Press release covid Mike Short schools Source Type: news

S.D. teachers scramble for dollar bills in a 'dash for cash'
A group of South Dakota teachers scrambled for cash in an event meant to help raise money for their classrooms that received criticism over its optics. #classrooms (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Government must act right away to prevent disruption in schools, say unions
Support staff, teachers, school leaders and families are uniting today (Thursday) to urge the government to better protect pupils and staff from Covid in schools in the lead up to Christmas. With increased uncertainty due to increasing cases of the Omicron variant and classroom absences rising, four education unions – UNISON, GMB, Unite and NASUWT – are calling on the government to act without delay to minimise disruption by introducing additional safety measures. The unions want ministers to provide schools with air filtration devices for use wherever airflow problems are detected and make face masks mandatory...
Source: UNISON Health care news - December 9, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Fatima Ayad Tags: Article Covid-19 Jon Richards schools Source Type: news

High school seniors return to classrooms in Vietnam capital
High school seniors are returning to their classrooms in Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital, for the first time in more than six months as the city eases coronavirus restrictions (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news