COVID-19 Resources for School Policyholders

It has been a challenging few months for everyone, everywhere, and there are still many uncertainties ahead due to the outbreak of COVID-19. At the member companies of the Utica National Insurance Group, our number one priority is the health and safety of our policyholders, agents, and employees.

While coronavirus (COVID-19) is now a global pandemic, visit this page for materials, communications, resources, and other services to help you keep students and staff safe.

New: NJ Department of Education: Restart and Recovery Plan for Education

New: Illinois State Board of Education: Guidance for Schools on the 2020 - 2021 School Year

New: NYS Department of Health: Interim Guidance for Graduation Celebrations During COVID-19

New: PA Department of Education: Preliminary Guidance Phased Reopening of Pre-K to 12 Schools

New: School Reopening Decision Tool (CDC)

More Valuable Resources from the CDC »


Risk Management Alerts


Cyber Webinar Presentation

Business operations around the country have drastically changed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. With more employees now working remotely, companies are facing numerous exposures that could possibly lead to liability claim. One of the biggest is cybersecurity. A single cyberattack or data breach could cause serious harm to a business.  This presentation has information on cyber security pertaining to remote employees, best practices on today’s cyber exposures, denial of service attacks and ransomware.



Utica National offers valuable online training to you – our valued school policyholders and your districts – through SafeSchools, at no additional charge.

During this uncertain time with teachers and students conducting virtual learning from home, we wanted to remind our policyholders about SafeSchools' comprehensive library, which contains hundreds of online training courses written by leading safety authorities, including:

  • Coronavirus Awareness Course
  • Pandemic Flu
  • Health Emergencies
  • Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Prevention

Other Benefits of the Online Training:

  • Real-time compliance tracking is available 24/7/365
  • Staff members will receive automated email remainders to complete assigned training
  • Course Completes are tracked within the SafeSchools systems

Contact your independent agent to learn how to benefit from the online safety training from SafeSchools.


Erin Gruwell and the Freedom Writers Foundation Virtual Curriculum

During this difficult time, teachers and students are adjusting to a new way of learning, which may be challenging. We’re proud to present a virtual relief curriculum to all schools through our partnership with Erin Gruwell and the Freedom Writers Foundation.

To learn more about the curriculum materials from the Freedom Writers Foundation, please contact your independent agent.


Additional Resources



NOTICE: This information is provided solely as an insurance risk management tool.  It is provided with the understanding that the member insurance companies of the Utica National Insurance Group are not providing legal advice, risk management advice, or any other professional services or advice. Utica National shall have no liability to any person or entity with respect to any loss or damages alleged to have been caused, directly or indirectly, by the use of this information. You are encouraged to consult an attorney or other professional for advice on these issues.