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Additional Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

Additional resources curated by the California Department of Education (CDE) pertaining to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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Professional Learning

Quality Professional Learning from a Distance (Added 12-Jun-2020)
Guidance and resources to support quality remote professional learning.

School Health and Safety

COVID-19 School Health and Safety Guidance (Added 10-June-2020)
Guidance for required school-based health assessments, comprehensive sexual health education comprehensive school safety plans and mandated reporting training, for the 2020–21 school year.

Foster Youth

COVID-19 Foster Youth Resources (Added 29-May-2020)
Information and resources regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) and California's Foster Youth.

School Nutrition

Nutrition Services Division (NSD) What’s New web page (Updated 25-Jun-2020)
All COVID-19 guidance and announcements that affect Nutrition Program Operators are listed under the Disaster tab.

Mental Health

Comprehensive School Suicide Prevention in a Time of Distance Learning External link opens in new window or tab.

Special Education

Official Message from the State Director of Special Education (Added 23-Mar-2020)

March 13, 2020 Letter from Kristin Wright, Director of the Special Education Division (Added 16-Mar-2020)
Information Related to Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Services to Students with Disabilities.

Questions and Answers on Providing Services to Children with Disabilities During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Outbreak External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF; Added 14-Mar-2020)

School Fiscal and Business Services

COVID-19 Information Related to School Closures, Funding, Form J-13A, and Attendance Reporting (Added 03-Aug-2020)
FAQs and Certification Form for COVID-19 Closure.

Fiscal Accountability Guidance (Added 20-Jul-2020)
Certain fundamental accountability requirements remain in effect including maintenance of internal controls, documentation of policy and procedure changes, fiscal accountability, expenditure compliance, and accurate accounting and reporting.

CARES Act ESSER Fund Allocations (Added 15-May-2020)
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act provides funding to LEAs through Section 18003 of the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund, to address the impact of COVID-19 on elementary and secondary schools.

FEMA Public Assistance Training Webinars (PDF; Added 08-May-2020)

COVID-19 Time and Effort Requirements for Federal Education Programs (Added 23-Apr-2020)
Frequently asked Questions related to federal program COVID-19 time and effort requirements.

Select Questions Related to Use of Department of Education Grant Funds External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF; Added 09-Apr-2020)
Frequently Asked Questions related to the use of grant funds from the U.S. Department of Education during the novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) with respect to compensation, travel, and conference costs.

SB 117 COVID-19 LEA Response Funds (Added 30-Mar-2020)
First Apportionment for the SB 117 COVID-19 LEA Response Funds for Fiscal Year 2019–20.

FAQs About the Closure of School in Response to COVID-19, Form J-13A (Added 19-Mar-2020)
Frequently Asked Questions about the closure of school in response to COVID-19, Form J-13A, the reporting of attendance for apportionment, and instructional time.

Early Learning and Care

ELCD Management Bulletin 20-10 (Added 17-Apr-2020)
COVID-19 Guidance regarding Family Child Care Home Education Networks

ELCD Management Bulletin 20-09 (Added 17-Apr-2020)
COVID-19 Guidance on Program Self Evaluation, Contract Monitoring, and Program Quality Requirements

ELCD Management Bulletin 20-07 (Added 15-Apr-2020)
COVID-19 Guidance to California Resource and Referral Programs and Local Planning Councils.

ELCD Management Bulletin 20-05 (Added 26-Mar-2020)
Temporary Waiver of Family Fees following the enactment of Senate bill 117.

California Department of Public Health (CDPH) 2019 Novel Coronavirus Guidance for Child Care and Preschool Settings - February 11, 2020 External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF; Added 11-Mar-2020)

English Learners

English Learner Services During COVID-19 FAQs (Added 24-Jul-2020)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on providing services to English learners in California during the COVID-19 outbreak.

COVID-19 Reclassification Guidance for 2019–2020 and Fall Administration (Added 2-Jul-2020)
This letter is to provide reclassification guidance, given the suspension of the California assessment (COVID-19) pandemic, and notify you of future adjustments to the Summative ELPAC testing schedule.

English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC)/District Engish Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC) FAQs (Added 15-May-2020)
FAQs regarding the ELAC and DELAC requirements during the COVID-19 physical school closures.

English Learner Updates Newsletters Web Page (Updated 15-May-2020)
Information and Updates from the California Department of Education (CDE) English Learner Support Division. This page includes special weekly COVID-19 editions of the English Learner Updates Newsletter and Distance Learning Parent Newsletter.

Expanded Learning

Expanded Learning 2020-21 School Year Guidance (Added 20-Jul-2020)
Senate Bill 98, Statutes of 2020 guidance for expanded learning programs 2020-21 school year.

Role of Expanded Learning During COVID-19 Crisis (Added 29-Apr-2020)
Expanded Learning programs should provide support to students, families, and communities during the COVID-19 crisis. In providing this vital support, the utmost attention should be given to the health and safety of staff and those individuals served.

COVID-19 Guidance for Expanded Learning Programs (Added 10-Apr-2020)
Guidance for Expanded Learning programs related to Executive Order N-45-20.

General Resources

Framework for Labor-Management Collaboration: Serving Local Communities During the COVID-19 Emergency (Added 02-Apr-2020)

General FAQs for 2019 Novel Coronavirus (Added 27-Mar-2020)

COVID-19 and the Suspension of Statewide Testing (Added 24-Mar-2020)
An update from Assessment Spotlight, Issue 85 on the suspension of statewide testing, High School Equivalency Summer Convenings in August, and All About Accessibility.

Free Educational Resources for Distance Learning (Added 17-Mar-2020)
Non-comprehensive list of publishers offering free distance learning resources.

March 17, 2020 Cover Letter (DOCX; Added 17-Mar-2020)

American Indian

Coronavirus (COVID-19) American Indian Resources (Added 03-Jun-2020)
Information and resources regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) and California’s American Indian community.

Health Authorities

CDC: Preventing Coronavirus (COVID-19) Spread in Communities External link opens in new window or tab. (Added 09-Mar-2020)
From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Protect yourself and your community from getting and spreading respiratory illnesses like coronavirus disease 2019. Everyone has a role to play in getting ready and staying healthy at school, at work, and in the community.

CDC: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance for Schools External link opens in new window or tab. (Added 03-Mar-2020)
This interim guidance by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is intended to help administrators of public and private childcare programs and K–12 schools prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) among students and staff.

CDPH: Coronavirus (COVID-19) - What You Need to Know External link opens in new window or tab. (Added 03-Mar-2020)
Detailed guidance from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) about the coronavirus in general.

WHO: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic External link opens in new window or tab. (Added 03-Mar-2020)
Latest updates from the World Health Organization (WHO) on the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic.

WHO: Q&A on Coronaviruses External link opens in new window or tab. (Added 03-Mar-2020)
World Health Organization Q & A on coronaviruses (COVID-19).

Cleaning School Facilities

Department of Pestacide Regulation (DPR) Reminders for Using Disinfectants at Schools and Child Cares External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF; Added 11-Mar-2020)
Given the concern over the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, many schools and child cares in California are making it a priority to disinfect frequently-touched surfaces. Disinfectants are pesticides and must be used according to the label.

Departamento de Regulación de Pesticidas Recordatorios para el uso de desinfectantesen las escuelas y guarderías External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF; Added 11-Mar-2020)
Dada la preocupación por el novedoso coronavirus 2019, muchas escuelas y guarderías en California están haciendo que sea una prioridad desinfectar las superficies que se tocan con frecuencia.

Which DPR Healthy Schools Act Course Should I take? External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF; Added 11-Mar-2020)
The Healthy Schools Act requires anyone using any pesticide at a school or child carecenter to complete Healthy Schools Act training.

¿Cual Curso de DPR Debo Tomar para Cumplir con el Entrenamiento de la Ley de Escuelas Saludables? External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF; Added 11-Mar-2020)
La Ley de Escuelas Saludables requiere que cualquier persona que use cualquier pesticida en una escuela o centro de cuidado infantil complete un entrenamiento de la Ley de Escuelas Saluables.

Pandemic Preparedness

Pandemic Flu Checklist for Local Educational Agencies in California (PDF; Updated 11-Mar-2020)
In light of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the CDE is reposting the following checklist on pandemic influenza, which may be useful in planning and protecting the health and safety of staff and students.

Pandemic Flu Checklist for Child Care Agencies and Preschools in California (PDF; Updated 11-Mar-2020)
In light of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the CDE is reposting the following checklist on pandemic influenza, which may be useful in planning and protecting the health and safety of staff and students.

CDE Resources for Preparing for Pandemic Influenza (Updated 04-Mar-2020)
Information and best practices from the California Department of Education (CDE) on controlling the outbreak and spread of other common illnesses in schools, including information on pandemic influenza (flu).

Questions:   California Department of Education | COVID19@cde.ca.gov
Last Reviewed: Monday, August 03, 2020
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