Getting Back To School Safely

Getting students, faculty, and staff back to school safely this year is more challenging than it ever has been due to the ongoing health crisis. Whether your school will be back on campus, 100 percent virtual, or a flexible/hybrid combination, keeping your community safe and protecting everyone from COVID-19 risks are key priorities for back-to-school planning for the 2020-2021 academic year.

As your partners in safety and security, LiveSafe is here to support your efforts to make your community a safer place to work, learn, and live. Use this LiveSafe Toolkit to help your academic community stay safe and informed while getting back to school.



LiveSafe Onboarding Guide outlines how to access and download the free LiveSafe Mobile App.Share the onboarding guide to help your returning and new students and staff get started with the LiveSafe app in a few quick, easy steps.

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LiveSafe’s Custom Branded Video discusses how LiveSafe can make your community a safer place to work, learn, and live.Purchase a custom branded LiveSafe video and share this video in your social, web, and email communications to help your community learn about LiveSafe.

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“How To Report an Incident” Video and Handout teach users how to submit tips like Assault/Abuse, Mental Health, or Harassment through the LiveSafe App step-by-step. Share the video and handout with your students, faculty, and staff so they are confident with how to submit a tip in the event they need to. 

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“Calculated Risk: Returning to Campus in the Age of COVID-19 White Paper and Prevention Podcast” explore how some colleges and universities plan to return, the capabilities and best practices that factored into their risk calculations, and how COVID-19 has impacted the role of university risk managers and public safety officials.Read the white paper and listen to the prevention podcast to learn about how other colleges and universities are preparing to reopen their campuses in the fall and manage the COVID-19 risks to their students, faculty, and staff. 

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LiveSafe Back-to-School Solution Briefs provide an overview of LiveSafe’s return-to-school solution, WorkSafe, and how it can help your school get back up and running.Learn more about WorkSafe and how it can help your school with mobile custom health screening, COVID-19 tools, and other resources to protect students, faculty, and staff.

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  1. Host a webinar early in the semester with new students as they arrive on campus or remain remote. Introduce them to the LiveSafe app and how they can make a difference for their new community. 
  2. Post instructions to download the LiveSafe app and additional supporting resources on social media and campus websites that students and faculty interact with. Remind students, faculty, and staff that they can use LiveSafe to stay informed and safe on campus or a remote location. 
  3. Encourage your campus faculty and staff to download and use LiveSafe. Campus employees are an important component of your academic community and play a key role in reporting safety concerns, especially for students who may be remote. 
  4. Include downloading the LiveSafe app on onboarding materials for new students and faculty. Consider including LiveSafe tutorial videos and supporting resources for new campus members to access.
  5. Incorporate WorkSafe into your organization’s return to school plans. Visit the WorkSafe website or reach out to your Account Manager if you have any questions about how WorkSafe can help your organization get employees and students back to campus or school safely with Health Surveys and Check-Ins, COVID-19 Questions and Resources, and other core LiveSafe features.