Responding to the Coronavirus
NSBA continues to diligently monitor the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on schools, students, and everyone across the country.
We advise public schools and education leaders to follow federal, state, and local health authorities’ guidelines on current measures to prevent and respond to the coronavirus.
Below you will find resources and information that we hope you will find helpful. We will continue to update this page as new resources and information become available.
Compiled by a national purchasing cooperative, this facts and resource sheet includes recommendations to minimize spread of respiratory illnesses, cleaning and disinfecting procedures, and a directory of resources including sample guidance from county and state health agencies.
An FAQ, video messages, and other resources from California's Department of Public Health.
The Center for Public Education analyzes the presence of pandemic procedures in school districts’ crisis/emergency preparedness plans and offers helpful suggestions for implementing long-term strategies.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's coronavirus page includes an overview of what you should know about the disease, situation updates, and information tailored to different industries, including communities, schools, and businesses.
NSBA's Center for Safe Schools contains helpful information, tools, and webinars regarding crisis management, as well as a national forum for education and community leaders.
Created by the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education, this fact sheet provides information on how to address the the risk of COVID-19 in schools while protecting the civil rights of students.
Compiled by the CDC, this document contains recommendations on school closure based on available science, reports from other countries and consultation with school health experts.
A companion guide to Fostering Safer Schools and made in collaboration with the National Association of School Nurses, this legal guide explores the federally identified risks associated with COVID-19 and provides a checklist of issues school leaders should consider.
The U.S. Department of Education has compiled useful links and resources for schools and school personnel, as well as best practices for preventing the spread of disease.
How does the Families First Coronavirus Response Act impact student meals and school employee leave? COSA, a program of NSBA, has answered common questions school districts might have regarding relief for schools.
Compiled by the CDC, this guide is intended to help administrators of public and private childcare programs and K-12 schools prevent the spread of COVID-19 among students and staff.
Access toolkits, infographics, sample guidance, press releases and other assets.
From the Education Development Center, this blog post shares useful online learning strategies. The Education Development Center has also compiled their own resource page for educators and caregivers covering topics from student mental health to supporting STEM learning at home.
For the general public, the mental health effects of COVID-19 are as important to address as are the physical health effects. To aid individuals and communities during this time, MHA has compiled a range of resources and information.
Providing a range of information on the disease, OSHA is educating American workers and the general public on its background, symptoms, and control and prevention efforts.
From the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education, this short webinar provides guidance on ensuring web accessibility for students with disabilities for schools utilizing online learning during the outbreak.
A directory of the health departments in all 50 states, 8 U.S. territories and freely associated states, and the District of Columbia.
Washington State Department of Health has compiled helpful classroom tips for teachers and a school supply list for education leaders.
A detailed Q&A from the World Health Organization on the coronavirus.
✪ An NSBA resource.
COVID-19 Focused Federal Insider Podcasts
March 10, 2020 Recording Deborah and NSBA’s Sonja Trainor welcome special guest Donna Mazyck, Executive Director of the National Association of School Nurses. They discuss the coronavirus, preventative measures, and resources to help keep you informed and to plan for an outbreak in your community.
March 24, 2020 Recording Members of the House and Senate are negotiating the third emergency supplemental package to help states, local governments, and the healthcare community respond to the spread of the novel coronavirus. Deborah and Francisco bring you the latest including what can be done to help special education students during this time of social distancing.