Higher Ed Recovery Health & Safety


Health and Safety

SREB’s Higher Education Recovery Task Force is working to help prepare postsecondary institutions for the return of students, faculty, staff, and visitors to campus. Members of the task force have developed strategies for mitigating the risk of spreading COVID-19 on college and university campuses and for supporting the mental and physical well-being of the campus community. We will update this playbook continually as the task force’s work continues, based on the changing trajectory of COVID-19.


Health and Safety Plans

Colleges and universities should create a customized, campus-wide plan to promote social distancing and the use of personal protective equipment (PPE), such as masks.


Mental Well-Being

Students, faculty and staff may be experiencing significant increases in mental health issues brought on by isolation, quarantine and the uncertainty of COVID-19. Postsecondary institutions should prepare to support their mental health when classes resume in the fall.


Physical Well-Being

With cases currently increasing in the United States, postsecondary institutions should be ready to deal with possible outbreaks of COVID-19 on their campuses this fall. Institutions should develop a plan to mitigate the spread and protect the physical health and well-being of their students, faulty and staff if a case of COVID-19 occurs.