The latest news about the Coronavirus and its effect on the Education Facilities market.
Connecticut awards $56 million in grants for HVAC upgrades at schools
April 11, 2023
Indiana district plans to spend $23 million to upgrade HVAC and plumbing at high schools
March 8, 2023
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Mask mandates in schools reduced spread of Covid-19, Boston area study says
Nov. 10, 2022
Test scores and death counts
Oct. 3, 2022
Connecticut allocates $150 million in grants for upgrading HVAC in schools
Sept. 15, 2022
Biden administration announces $500 million grant program to boost energy efficiency in public schools
April 4, 2022
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.
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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Chicago Public Schools
Chicago Public Schools cancels classes for fourth consecutive day over union's Covid stance
Jan. 10, 2022
Chicago cancels classes after teachers refuse to show up for in-person instruction over Covid concerns
Jan. 7, 2022
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New York teacher faces charges after allegedly giving teen Covid-19 vaccine without parents' consent
Jan. 5, 2022
Boston Public Schools
About 1,500 Boston school employees call in sick after holiday break
Jan. 5, 2022
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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.
Los Angeles Unified School District
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.
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