CCSSO Statement on Updated Federal Resources on COVID-19 Safety in Schools

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Washington, D.C. (February 12, 2021) – Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) Chief Executive Officer Carissa Moffat Miller released the following statement on updated federal guidance on COVID-19 safety in schools.

“We appreciate the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Department of Education working together to create updated guidance and resources specific for state, district, school and classroom leaders to use in determining how to best meet the health and safety needs of students during this pandemic. This joint effort by health and education experts at the national level is in direct response to concerns from the field and will inform important building reopening efforts underway across the country.”


The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) is a nonpartisan, nationwide, nonprofit organization of public officials who head departments of elementary and secondary education in the states, the District of Columbia, the Department of Defense Education Activity, Bureau of Indian Education, and five U.S. extra-state jurisdictions. CCSSO provides leadership, advocacy, and technical assistance on major educational issues. The Council seeks member consensus on major educational issues and expresses their views to civic and professional organizations, federal agencies, Congress, and the public.

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