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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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School Nutrition

COVID-19 Parent Meal Pick-up Waiver (Added 27-Mar-2020)
Under this waiver, eligible program operators may distribute meals to a parent or guardian to take home to their children.

COVID-19 CNP Meal Pattern Requirements Waiver (Added 27-Mar-2020)
The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is granting a nationwide waiver to support access to nutritious meals while minimizing potential exposure to the novel coronavirus (COVID–19).

CA Meals for Kids Mobile Application (Added 26-Mar-2020)
Locate Emergency Meal Sites operating during unexpected school closures.

COVID-19 School Nutrition Plan (SNP) Updates (Added 20-Mar-2020)

U.S. Department of Agriculture Waiver Request (Updated 17-Mar-2020)
Information about the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) waiver request protocol for Child Nutrition Programs (CNP).

Emergency Noncompetitive Solicitations (Added 16-Mar-2020)
Information pertaining to Title 2, Code of Federal Regulations, Section 200.320(f)(2), noncompetitive procurements resulting from a public emergency.

SP 08-2020 Meal Service During COVID19 Q&A (Added 16-Mar-2020)
U.S. Department of Agriculture Policy Memorandum, SP 08-2020, SFSP 04-2020: Child Nutrition Program Meal Service During Novel Coronavirus Outbreaks.

Request to Waive Requirements (Added 11-Mar-2020)
Waiver to serve meals through the Summer Food Service Program and Seamless Summer Option during unanticipated school closures as a result of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Novel Coronavirus (Added 06-Mar-2020)
The California Department of Education (CDE) is monitoring the situation regarding the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, also referred to as COVID-19, and is working closely with agency partners to determine best practices for optimal preparation.

Special Education

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

School Fiscal and Business Services

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

ELCD Management Bulletin 20-04 (Added 19-Mar-2020)
Early Learning and Care Division (ELCD) COVID-19 guidance on apportionment, attendance, and reporting requirements.

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)

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

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: Friday, March 27, 2020
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