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Coronavirus Guide: Interim Guidance for Institutions of Higher Education

Resources for Institutes of Higher Education

This interim guidance is intended to help administrators of public and private institutions of higher education (IHE) prevent the spread of COVID-19 among students, staff, and faculty. IHE include a diverse set of American colleges and universities: 2- or 4-year; public, private non-profit, or private for-profit; and comprehensive, research-focused, or special mission. Information provided should help IHE and their partners understand how to help prevent the transmission of COVID-19 among students, faculty, and staff. It also aims to help IHE react quickly should a case be identified. The guidance includes considerations to help administrators plan for the continuity of teaching, learning, and research if there is community spread of COVID-19 and address concerns related to COVID-19 associated stigma.

For more information visit the CDC's website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/guidance-ihe-response.html

Schools and Coronavirus: What You Need to Know

The recent outbreak and spread of Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has prompted a great deal of media attention and questions and concerns on the impact it will have on schools. This link shares general guidance on COVID-19 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. NEA is committed to ensuring the health and safety of its members and the students they serve and will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as they become available.

Training

As new information and expanded preparations are made to address Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), training resources and materials are being created. A link to the ones now available, is provided here: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/training

Chronicle of Higher Education

The Chronicle of Higher Education has published a reported entitled Coping with Coronavirus: How Faculty Members can Support Students in Traumatic Times.