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Campus Reopening Guide for Postsecondary Institutions

June 26th, 2020

Gov. Jay Inslee joined presidents of Washington colleges and universities on June 24 to unveil guidance for reopening in-person instruction at the state’s postsecondary institutions this fall.  The Campus Reopening Guide details guidelines for Washington higher education institutions as they create back-to-school plans. The guide has checklists with baseline recommendations for campus safety, student/personnel support, and visitor expectations; additional considerations for campus safety and… Read more

COVID-19 Recovery Letter to Congressional Leadership

June 17th, 2020

The Washington Roundtable is one of 15 state business leadership organizations that are requesting liability protection for employers making reasonable, good faith efforts to follow health and safety guidelines to protect customers and employees. In addition, the organizations urged lawmakers to prioritize significant federal aid for state and local governments in a fourth federal stimulus package. This will allow state and local governments… Read more

Research: Best Practices for Reopening Washington Schools

June 3rd, 2020

  The Washington Roundtable and Challenge Seattle partnered with social impact consulting firm Kinetic West to conduct a scan of the approaches schools and school systems are taking, nationally and internationally, to return students to rigorous learning models during the COVID-19 crisis.  The findings are based on research and interviews with education leaders and researchers from around the world conducted through May 22…. Read more

How WA Businesses are Supporting Students & Families at Home

May 21st, 2020

We want to thank the many Washington Roundtable members who have stepped up to create resources or support educational initiatives for students, families, and educators during this time. See below for just a handful of examples. For families searching for at-home activities, the Seahawks launch a fun new challenge every week from a player or staff member. Past challenges for Junior 12s include… Read more

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Washington Roundtable @waroundtable22 hours agoRT @KCPubHealth: Most of the recent increase in cases is among younger people. Over half of all new cases are among people aged 20-39. A…
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable22 hours agoRT @Mariners: We’re in this together. Wear your mask. https://t.co/FT9T5LP6KC
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable5 days agoRT @PNNLab: Our Operational Readiness and Assurance staff and families recently collected over 340 pounds of food for the local food banks.…
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable6 days agoRT @AlaskaAir: Tray tables: up Seat belts: fastened Bags: stowed Phones: off Masks: on Let's: go!
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable6 days agoThe risk of COVID-19 remains serious, but there are steps you can take to protect yourself and others. Please share the important information below with your employees and communities. #MaskUpWA https://t.co/1Hj47hl9sp