Health officials are currently taking steps to prevent the introduction and spread of COVID-19 ("Coronavirus") into communities across the United States. Coronavirus.gov
offers the most up to date information about this rapidly evolving situation. Education-specific resources are available on the Department's website.
Through collaboration and coordination with State and local health departments, State and local educational agencies, lead agencies for Part C and early intervention providers, other education officials, and elected officials, schools and early intervention providers can disseminate critical information about the disease and its potential transmission to students, families, staff, and community.
Of particular note, on March 21 the Department released a supplemental fact sheet addressing serving children with disabilities during the COVID-19 national emergency. The supplemental fact sheet makes clear that ensuring compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (Section 504), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act should not prevent any school from offering educational programs through distance instruction.