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Schools and colleges are not only places of education but of socialization, and they often provide a safety net of services such as meals, counseling, and medical care.

Many families rely on schools as a place for their young children to be safe and positively engaged as the parents go to their workplace. Pandemic control measures such as physical distancing and the closing of schools and colleges have a dramatic effect on families and the economy, raising numerous ethical issues about disease control policies and practices in educational settings.

Select a common ethical issue to see recommendations for ethical action:

Select a phase for information on ethical issues before, during, and after a pandemic: