National Guidance and Recommendations

Several agencies and organizations have integrated school travel-related COVID-19 considerations into school re-opening publications. Sources below include the most prominent information across the range of travel modes.

American Academy of Pediatrics

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

National Association for Pupil Transportation, National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services, and National School Transportation Association

Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center

Safe Routes National Partnership

  • Safe Routes Back 2 School: Includes guides, info sheets, and virtual discussion sessions launched monthly through September 2021. Designed to help school communities choose walking and rolling to school to support social connections and physical activity.


Resources for School Re-opening Beyond School Travel


Given the uncertainties presented by the pandemic, this information may change based on new evidence as it becomes available. Resources listed on this page were last updated on September 1, 2021.