This Week in School and Campus Safety

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This Weekly Update by the Illinois School and Campus Safety Program shares links to the CDC's updated COVID-19 school guidance, and promotes several upcoming classes, including 3 sessions of Digital Threat Assessment, a session of Advanced Digital Threat Assessment, and a session of Campus Emergencies Prevention, Response, and Recovery.

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Laura Black
Program Coordinator
Illinois School and Campus Safety Program
CDC Updates School Guidance on COVID-19

The CDC has updated its COVID-19 guidance for schools page, including the Operational Strategy for K-12 Schools through Phased Mitigation. The Operational Strategy addresses Essential Elements of Safe K-12 School Operations for In-Person Learning, Health Equity Considerations, Mitigation Strategies, and more.
Last Chance to Register: Feb. 22nd Digital Threat Assessment Class

There are a few spots left in the "Digital Threat Assessment" training being held via Zoom on Monday, February 22, 2021. The goal of the Digital Threat Assessment class is to give attendees a stronger understanding of the current social media world, tools to be able to proactively identify student safety concerns, and strategies for dealing with online situations as they arise.
Register Now!: Campus Emergencies Prevention, Response, and Recovery Class on March 24-25, 2021, via Zoom

The Illinois School and Campus Safety Program, in collaboration with the National Center for Biomedical Research and Training at Louisiana State University, is pleased to announce a session of the "Campus Emergencies Prevention, Response, and Recovery" course will be held March 24-25th from 8:30am to 12:30pm via Zoom.

Course Description:
This course aims to train personnel from PK-12 schools and institutions of higher education (IHEs), first responders, elected officials, and community stakeholders to respond to campus emergencies effectively and cooperatively during an active shooter incident. Participants will examine successful, nationally accepted emergency management principles that can be used to address the wide range of threats and hazards that educational entities face.
During the course, participants will discuss emergency planning considerations, the importance of an integrated response to campus emergencies, and communications and recovery issues that need to be addressed.

Core Capabilities:
The terminal learning objectives of this course align with the following core capabilities:
• Operational Coordination
• Planning

This class is designed to address campus emergencies associated with an active shooter incident requiring the attention of personnel from PK-12 schools and IHEs, first responders, elected officials, and community stakeholders.

Target Audience:
This class is designed for campus leaders who may be involved in planning for, responding to, and recovering from campus emergencies. Suggested attendees are personnel from PK-12 schools and IHEs, first responders, elected officials, and community stakeholders whose responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

Campus Administration, Faculty Governance, Student Governance, Campus Public Safety, Facilities, Emergency Management, Student Affairs, Campus Health Services, Campus Public Affairs and Public Information, Jurisdictional Public Safety

Prerequisites and Registration:
To enroll in this course, participants must be US citizens and must possess or obtain a FEMA student identification number (SID). Directions for obtaining a SID number are in the registration letter. Click here to view the registration letter and register for the training.
Illinois School and Campus Safety Program