COVID-19 Resources

We know you and your school community are going through challenging times. We hope these resources will provide needed information and support.

U.S. Department of Education    

COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”) Information and Resources for Schools and School Personnel (updated regularly)

IDEA Part B Use of Funds in COVID-19 Q and A Documents June 25, 2020

IDEA Part C Use of Funds in COVID-19 Q and A Documents June 25, 2020

Flexibility in Implementation of Part B Fiscal Requirements June 25, 2020

Questions and Answers for Postsecondary Institutions Regarding the COVID-19 National Emergency May 12, 2020

Secretary DeVos Launches New Grant Competition April 27, 2020

Secretary DeVos Reiterates Learning Must Continue for All Students April 27, 2020

Secretary DeVos Announces $3 Billion in Emergency Education Block Grants for Governors April 14, 2020

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Authorizes New Funding Flexibilities to Support Continued Learning During COVID-19 National Emergency April 6, 2020

Coronavirus Public Health Emergency Underscores Need for Department of Education’s Proposed Distance Learning Rules April 1, 2020

Secretary DeVos Announces New Federal Deadline Flexibility for Career and Technical Education Leaders, Allowing Them to Focus on Serving Students During the COVID-19 Outbreak March 31, 2020

Readout of the U.S. Department of Education’s COVID-19 Conference Call with Higher Education Stakeholders March 31, 2020

Readout of Vice President Pence and Secretary DeVos’ Conference Call with Education Stakeholders March 25, 2020

Urging States to Continue Educating Students with Disabilities, Secretary DeVos Publishes New Resource on Accessibility and Distance Learning Options March 21, 2020

Letter to Chief State School Officers Regarding Waivers of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) March 20, 2020

Helping Students Adversely Affected by School Closures, Secretary DeVos Announces Broad Flexibilities for States to Cancel Testing During National Emergency March 20, 2020

OCR Short Webinar on Online Education and Website Accessibility March 17, 2020

Fact Sheet: Addressing the Risk of COVID-19 in Schools While Protecting the Civil Rights of Students March 16, 2020

FERPA and Virtual Learning Related Resources March 2020

The ED-funded Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center has developed a COVID-19 webpage and is serving as a hub for resources on tele-intervention and distance learning for states and local programs serving infants, toddlers, and preschool children with disabilities and their families.  

Teaching Resources

IDEA Best Practices From Council of Great City Schools

Concerns for Massachusetts Parents of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children From Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Virtual IEP Meeting Tip Sheet From OSEP-Funded Projects

The K-12 Educator’s Guide to Safe and Effective Videoconferencing From Education Week

Resources for Teaching Remotely From Council for Exceptional Children

Webinar: Teaching Online During COVID-19 From Council for Exceptional Children

Teaching Remotely to Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students From Council for Exceptional Children Division for Communication, Language, and Deaf/Hard of Hearing 

Teaching Tools

eResource Center From The Learning Center for the Deaf

E-Learning Resources From California School for the Deaf – Riverside

Fun Ways to Learn from Home From Washington School for the Deaf

Virtual Activities for Teachers and Families COVID-19 From Texas Sensory Support Network

ASL Connect ASL and Deaf Studies Courses for free 

Kid Stories in ASL from DPAN.TV

‪#‎operationASLStorytime Deaf storytellers telling stories in ASL 

ASL Stories, eBooks, and Other ASL Educational Resources for Parents & KidsDeaf-Hearing Communication Center

Bilingual ASL-English Deaf Education Library From Boston University

Described and Captioned Media Program Free accessible media

Resources for At-Home Learning From Georgia School for the Deaf

Coronavirus Explained for Children

My Coronavirus Story From Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind

Coronavirus: An ASL Social Story From Marie Philip School 

Time to Come in, Bear (ASL story about social distancing) From American Society for Deaf Children

Savvy ASL Tips and stories from a deaf fourth grader

My 2020 COVID-19 Time Capsule From Long Creations

CSD Learns – Free Community Resources for Deaf Education in ASL From CSD

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Live Binders From Susie Tiggs

First Aid for Feelings From Scholastic

Health Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Videos in ASL

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Other Federal Agencies

News About the Corona Virus From CSD

Social-Emotional Well Being Resources for Families From Atlanta Area School for the Deaf


Kentucky School for the Deaf From KSD

Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind From CSDB

New Mexico School for the Deaf From NMSD

Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind From USDB

Oklahoma School for the Deaf Return to School Plan From OSD

Louisiana School for the Deaf Re-entry Plan From LSD

Rochester Institute of Technology Re-opening Plan From RIT

School Buildings and Social Distancing: A Downloadable Guide From Education Week

The Importance of Reopening America’s Schools this Fall From Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Data: When Will School Start This Fall? From Education Week

The Return: How Should Education Leaders Prepare for Reentry and Beyond? From Chiefs for Change and others

Which States are Reopening? A State-by-State Guide From NPR

State-by-State Business Reopening Guidance From U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Reopen Connecticut Rules for Operating Summer Schools During COVID-19 From Governor Ned Lamont

Maryland’s Recovery Plan for Education From Maryland State Department of Education

School Reopening Guidance From New York BOCES


COVID-19 Updates From Texas School for the Deaf

COVID-19 Community Center From Indiana School for the Deaf

Protecting Civil Rights While Responding to the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) From U.S. Department of Justice

Letter to Governor Newsom on Delivery of Special Education Services for Children with Disabilities From California Advocacy Organizations

School Based Medicaid Resources From National Association of Medicaid in Education (NAME)

World Federation of the Deaf COVID-19 Page

Council for Exceptional Children Free Membership Nonmembers of CEC can receive a free Basic Membership from now through May 31 by using the promotional code “CECED60.” 

Map: Coronavirus and School Closures From Education Week

A Guide to State Coronavirus Lockdowns From Wall Street Journal

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) Federal economic stimulus package, which includes funds for education. From Committee for Education Funding

CEASD “Sharing Challenges, Finding Solutions” Online Meetings

Town Hall April 21, 2020 transcript and chat

Graduation/End of Year Plans meeting video and chat

Communication with Families meeting video and chat

Student Life meeting video, transcript, and chat

Online Teaching meeting video and chat

Budget and Finances – State Schools meeting video, transcript, chat, and handout

Budget and Finances – Private/Charter Schools handout

Extended School Year meeting video, transcript, and chat

Mental Health Guidance and Support for Students video, transcript, and chat

Human Resources video, transcript, and chat

Town Hall May 21, 2020 video, transcript, and chat

Inequities and Inequality video

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)/Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) video, transcript, and chat

Macroforces video, transcript, and chat

Athletics video, transcript, and chat

Mental Health Support for Staff video, transcript and chat