The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released updated guidelines on July 23 strongly encouraging students to physically return to school this fall.  

The guidance states that attending school, in-person, is important for students’ social and emotional learning. The document also stated that schools offer other important resources for students and families, such as nutritional programs, counseling, special education services, and after-school programs that often benefit low-income and other disadvantaged student populations the most. The new CDC document is available in NJSBA’s COVID-19/School Restart Center.