COVID-19 ("Coronavirus") Information and Resources for Schools and School Personnel

COVID-19 ("Coronavirus") Information and Resources for Schools and School Personnel

Health officials are currently taking steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19 ("Coronavirus") in communities across the country. The Department of Education recognizes the importance of equipping states, communities, educators and families with resources and flexibilities that empower students of all ages to continue pursuing their education goals. This includes the ongoing development of guidance and policies related to elementary and secondary educationspecial educationhigher education, and other essential components of lifelong learning. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also continues to provide updated guidance for school settings.

Schools should continue promoting everyday disease prevention strategies:

  • If you are sick, stay home from school.
  • Avoid close contact with those who are already sick.
  • Cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing with a tissue or the crook of your arm.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, or mouth.

Schools can share relevant CDC fact sheets to help students, families, and staff understand COVID-19 along with steps they can take to protect themselves:

Please send questions on which the Department can be helpful to the following email address: COVID-19@ed.gov.

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