Back to School

Back to School: 2021-2022

Current evidence suggests that children are less likely to get infected with COVID-19 than adults, and there is no increased risk of COVID-19 in children with diabetes. However, the delta variant may change the risk to children and youth, including those living with diabetes. If schools in your region plan to reopen during the 2021-22 school year, and children and youth are considering a return to in-person schooling, continue to practice all recommended safety measures as outlined by the school and local public health agency to minimize the risk of COVID-19 infection. Adding a supply of disinfectant wipes, hand sanitizer, and face-coverings to your child’s diabetes school kit is also recommended. The sharing of personal items in schools should be minimized.1 

Information on the reopening of schools in Canada, the United States of America, and the World Health Organization’s international guidelines for reopening schools can be found below.


United States

International Recommendations and Guidance

Returning to school as a worldwide community

General Resources:

Diabetes At School is a resource for families, schools and caregivers to support school-aged children with type 1 diabetes.



Disclaimer: The information regarding COVID-19 is changing constantly as more data become available. The information provided in this website is not meant to replace diabetes healthcare team, public health agencies, education authorities or schools recommendations, and is intended for information purposes only. Please check with your local authorities for any specific directions.

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