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Source: United States of America – Federal Government Departments (video statements)

This webinar covers the various civil rights issues that affect K-12 and Postsecondary Schools in light of the COVID-19 national emergency.

Letter from Assistant Secretary Marcus to Education Leaders on Preventing and Addressing potential discrimination associated with COVID-19. (March 4, 2020):

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

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

Questions and Answers for Postsecondary Institutions Regarding the COVID-19 National Emergency (May 12, 2020):

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For additional questions and technical assistance, please contact OCR’s Center for Outreach, Prevention, Education, and Non-discrimination:

Other resources from around the Department:

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services (OSERS):
• Waiver Authority for the Period of Availability for Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) (June 5, 2020)
• RSA COVID-19 Questions & Answers: Administration of the VR Services, AIVRS, and Randolph-Sheppard Programs (May 14, 2020)
• Questions and Answers on Providing Services to Children with Disabilities During the COVID-19 Outbreak (March 12, 2020)

The Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE):
• Fact Sheet: Providing Services to English Learners During the COVID-19 Outbreak (May 18, 2020)
• Fact Sheet: Addressing the Risk of COVID-19 While Serving Migratory Children (May 11, 2020)