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The REMS TA Center offers a variety of resources related to biological hazards that may impact schools and postsecondary campuses. Click on the hazard types below to access more resources for K-12 schools and institutions of higher education (IHEs).

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Resources from the REMS TA Center, U.S. Department of Education, and federal agency partners on the topic of addressing a variety of biological hazards within K-12 schools and IHEs. The hazard types are organized alphabetically, along with the resources associated with each hazard. View the latest recommendations specific to COVID-19 from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Education, and the REMS TA Center via this page.
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Contaimated Food Outbreaks
Infectious Diseases
Toxic Materials

Contaminated Food Outbreaks

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Toxic Materials Present in School Laboratories

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K12 Safety Practitioners
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Higher Ed Safety Practitioners
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