Blog

President Biden Announces New Actions to Protect Americans Against the Delta and Omicron Variants as We Battle COVID-⁠19 this Winter

New Actions Aim to Get Americans Boosted for Even Greater Protection Against the Delta and Omicron Variants, Keep Schools and Businesses Open, and Help Quickly Respond to Surges if Needed During the Colder Months Today, President Biden will announce new actions to combat COVID-19 as the United States heads into the winter months and with …

President Biden Announces New Actions to Protect Americans Against the Delta and Omicron Variants as We Battle COVID-⁠19 this Winter Read More »

Dear Colleague Letter: Biden Administration Push for Additional Vaccination Sites for Children Ages 5-11

Find a copy of the signed letter from Secretaries Becerra and Cardona here. Dear Colleagues: Thank you for all you have done for children and families since the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic. You have worked incredibly hard to get schools reopened and keep them opened, meet students’ needs, and address the impacts of COVID-19 …

Dear Colleague Letter: Biden Administration Push for Additional Vaccination Sites for Children Ages 5-11 Read More »

Innovative Strategies for Leveraging Schools as COVID-19 Vaccination Sites

Introduction In May 2021, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized the emergency use of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine for adolescents aged 12-17. To date, adolescents’ vaccination rates have continued to lag those of adults, with 33.2 percent of 12- to 15-year-olds and 43.8 percent of 16- to 17-year-olds fully vaccinated as of August 21, 2021. While the …

Innovative Strategies for Leveraging Schools as COVID-19 Vaccination Sites Read More »

Advancing Children’s Health: Promoting COVID-19 Vaccination and Mitigation Measures

The Vaccine Equity Cooperative facilitated a diverse working group of subject matter experts which produced a set of detailed recommendations for the equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines to children ages 5-11 years old. The recommendations were shared with leaders from a number of federal agencies to positive feedback, and are reflected in many places within …

Advancing Children’s Health: Promoting COVID-19 Vaccination and Mitigation Measures Read More »

Visit the Newly Updated SchoolSafety.gov

The Federal School Safety Clearinghouse is excited to share that a new version of SchoolSafety.gov is now live. The updated site reflects a streamlined design and encompasses new topics, subtopics, and resources to address a broader range of school safety threats and issues. In addition to its existing suite of tools and resources, the updated site now …

Visit the Newly Updated SchoolSafety.gov Read More »