Members want to know
how to stay safe in the
Since the COVID-19
outbreak began in mid-March, the
statewide union has posted scores
of guidance documents on a wide
range of issues at nysut.org/covidtoolkit.
Here’s a sampling:
Wondering what content to keep
live and what content to have
students work on independently?
Check out Best Practices for
Remote Learning for strategies to
adapt your lessons for hybrid and
As districts move forward with live
streamed and recorded instruction,
the changes raise a number of labor
and employment questions. To
learn more, see Electronic Delivery
of Instruction (Live or Recorded).
Educational equity and access
for all students must be a concern
for every educator. Planning
for School Reopening: The
Instructional Questions that Must
Be Answered poses a series of
thought-provoking questions for
educators to consider.
Resources for SRPs
Learn about school ventilation and
how it can help lower the risk of
COVID-19 in the free, on-demand
webinar How to Use Ventilation
to Protect the School Community.
Viewers will also learn what ventilation
questions to ask management
and what upgrades to seek.
Resources for Everyone
Learn how COVID-19 spreads, precautions
you can take to stay safe
and guidance for school day mask
breaks in COVID-19 Transmission
Facts and Mask Breaks.
Forming a workplace health and
safety committee ensures your
local’s voice is heard when health
and safety concerns occur. How
to Organize Your Health and Safety
Committee is a blueprint for forming
a committee, sharing best practices
and state law requirements.
Learn how to conduct a workplace
risk assessment, create a plan to
protect the school community and
offer training and communication
on health and safety policies and
procedures in the bulletin Health
and Safety Considerations for
Reopening Public Schools.
The online toolkit’s personal tab
offers a range of resources to help
you deal with stress in your personal
life, from managing finances
to anxiety to taking sick leaves.
FAQ: Reopening Public Schools is a
round-up of answers to members’
questions on recommended cleaning,
personal protective equipment
The toolkit also includes
all the latest COVID-19
issued by the state
Department of Health
and State Education Department.