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Information on COVID-19

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Supporting Safe In-Person Learning

Keeping all educators, staff, and students in school buildings safe and healthy is a top priority for the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. The DPI continues to follow and recommend the use of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Guidance for Schools and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services COVID-19 Schools and Childcare Guidance. This page provides critical information on policy, practice, and messaging for school districts to use while navigating the many factors necessary to carry out safe in-person learning. 

The DPI has developed specific infection control and mitigation guidance for schools.

Policy

Click on tabs below for current policy information.

Federal Funding

The following federal COVID-19 legislation includes funding to help schools and libraries respond to the pandemic and its effects on students and communities:

Resources:

Licensing Flexibilities

The Pathways to Licensing web page and the Latest Licensing News provide the most up-to-date information regarding licensing flexibilities. 

School Nutrition

The Wisconsin School and Community Nutrition Teams created a Child Nutrition Program COVID-19 Information Website to help School Food Authorities and participating Agencies navigate serving meals during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Special Education
Waivers
See the DPI Waiver and Alternative Compliance Information web page for information and steps to requesting waivers. 
 

Practice

Click on the tab below for current information on COVID-19 infection control and mitigation measures.

School Health Services

The COVID-19 Information for School Health Services web page provides COVID-19 information relevant to school nurses, school healthcare professionals, school administrators, and school staff as they navigate and practice infection control and mitigation measures during the current school year.

Mental Health
For information and online training related to Comprehensive School Mental Health, Social & Emotional Learning (SEL), Trauma Sensitive Schools (TSS), and wellness, please visit the SSPW Mental Health E-Learning webpage.

Messaging

Click on the tab below for information on communications for staff and families.

COVID-19 Questions – Contact DPI

For questions about this information, contact COVID-19questions@dpi.wi.gov