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    September 2020

    Coronavirus Response Resources for K-12 Schools

    To help K-12 schools during the COVID-19 pandemic, United Educators (UE) has compiled the following list of links to education-specific resources and federal guidance:


    Education Week: Map ─ Where Are Schools Open?
    Net Assets: COVID-19 Q&A
    National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS): Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance for Schools

    Resuming On-Campus Operations

    UE: Guide for Resuming On-Campus Operations
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): FAQ for School Administrators on Reopening Schools
    UE: In-Person Activities and Athletics
    UE: Planning and Executing Your Return to Campus ─ Considerations for Leaders in Education

    School Closures

    UE: Sudden Pandemic-Related Closures
    CDC: FAQ for School Administrators on Reopening Schools
    UE: Youth Homestay Placements

    Remote Learning

    UE: Manage Minors in K-12 Remote Learning
    Carlton Fields: Compliance Tips for Distance Learning at Independent and Public Schools
    McLane Middleton: Maintaining Role and Boundary Awareness When Teaching Remotely in a Time of Crisis — Being Alert to the Challenges of One-on-One Electronic Communications


    UE: Expanding Telemedicine During the COVID-19 Pandemic
    Department of Health and Human Resources (HHS): Notification of Enforcement Discretion for Telehealth Remote Communications During the COVID-19 Nationwide Public Health Emergency
    Health Law Stat: Telehealth Being Deployed to Combat COVID-19 — Federal and State Government Relax Numerous Requirements


    UE: In-Person Activities and Athletics
    National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS): Guidance for Opening Up High School Athletics and Activities


    Husch Blackwell: COVID-19 Sample Notifications for Educational Institutions

    Federal Guidance

    COVID-19 Legislation

    Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act (Enacted March 6, 2020)
    Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) (Enacted March 18, 2020), FFCRA Fact Sheet, FFCRA: Questions and Answers
    Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act (Enacted March 27, 2020)


    CDC: Guidance for Administrators of US K-12 Schools and Child Care Programs
    Department of Education (ED): COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”) Information and Resources for Schools and School Personnel


    Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA): Revised Enforcement Guidance for Recording Cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019
    Department of Labor (DOL): COVID-19 and the Fair Labor Standards Act Questions and Answers
    Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC): What You Should Know about the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and COVID-19
    DOL: COVID-19 and the Family and Medical Leave Act Questions and Answers

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    COVID-19 Response Resources

    By Melanie Bennett, JD, risk management counsel


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