Federal Guidance Resources

The federal government has created a COVID-19 information page and you can click here to access the information. The following documents are linked for easy access:

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

This site lists the waivers that states have been approved for and the flexibilities providers have under current conditions.

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Questions and Answers on Providing Services to Children with Disabilities During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Outbreak
March 12, 2020

This Questions and Answers document outlines states’ responsibilities to infants, toddlers, and children with disabilities and their families, and to the staff serving these children.

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IDEA Supplemental Fact Sheet Addressing the Risk of COVID-19 in Preschool, Elementary and Secondary Schools While Serving Children with Disabilities
March 21, 2020

In this Supplemental Fact Sheet, OSEP reminds local education agencies that the provision of FAPE may include, as appropriate, special education and related services provided through distance instruction provided virtually, online, or telephonically.

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FERPA & Coronavirus Disease 019 (COVID-19) Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
March 2020

The Department’s Student Privacy Policy Office (SPPO) prepared this document to assist school officials working with public health officials in managing public health issues related to COVID-19, while protecting the privacy of students’ education records.

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

This fact sheet from the Office for Civil Rights reminds school officials that as they respond to evolving conditions related to coronavirus, they should be mindful of the requirements of Section 504, Title II, and Title VI, to ensure that all students are able to study and learn in an environment that is safe and free from discrimination.

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Office for Civil Rights (OCR) Short Webinar on Online Education and Website Accessibility
March 17, 2020

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) presents this short webinar on online education and website accessibility.

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