Coronavirus News

The latest news about the Coronavirus and its effect on the Education Facilities market.


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Principal at Catholic school in Chicago suburbs is fired for defying Archdiocese's mask mandate

Feb. 17, 2022
The pastor at Queen of Martyrs parish in Evergreen Park, Ill., said that Jacob “Doc” Mathius has been removed as school principal
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Proposal in Illinois would enable only vaccinated school employees to use paid leave for Covid-related absences

Jan. 26, 2022
Employees at K-12 schools, universities, colleges who are fully vaccinated will be able to use paid administrative leave if they have contracted Covid or if they were a close ...
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Seven school districts in Virginia sue governor over his order making masks in schools optional

Jan. 25, 2022
The school boards argue that the executive order usurps their local control
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Montgomery County (Md.) district asks National Guard to help drive school buses

Jan. 13, 2022
The district says 40 to 80 routes had to be canceled Wednesday because of driver shortages.
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In-person classes resume Wednesday in Chicago Public Schools after a week of cancellations

Jan. 11, 2022
Teachers union agrees to return; members expressed concern that the prevalence of Covid-19 cases made in-person classes too risky.


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eBook: Smart Steps

Sept. 17, 2020
An AS&U guide that will "floor" you
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Stricter testing in New York City aims to keep asymptomatic Covid-exposed students in school

Dec. 31, 2021
The "Stay Safe and Stay Open" policy will take effect on Jan. 3 when students return from winter break.
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Amid surge of Covid cases, Chicago school system buys 100,000 laptops

Dec. 24, 2021
District officials say the devices will enable more students to switch to remote instruction, if that becomes necessary.
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Pause on student loans extended through May 1

Dec. 22, 2021
The Department of Education says the 90-day extension will give the administration time to assess the effect of the Omicron variant on student borrowers.
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Los Angeles Unified School District is pushing back its vaccine mandate for students until fall 2022

Los Angeles district postpones vaccine deadline for students until fall 2022

Dec. 15, 2021
The date was pushed back because 28,000 students were going to miss the deadline and would have been barred from in-person schooling.