Schools and Coronavirus:
What You Should Know
NEA: You Are Strong, You Are Courageous, You Are Amazing!
NEA President Lily Eskelsen García sends a message of encouragement to educators dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.
The recent outbreak and spread of Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has prompted widespread school closures, transitions to online learning, and questions about how our students and educators move forward during this challenging time.
Below you will find the latest news, resources, guidance, and support from the National Education Association, along with resources from other health and education organizations. 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 resources and support as they become available.
NEA Policy Statement on Digital Learning
See NEA’s official position on distance learning.
Stay Connected Professionally
NEA has compiled a list of NEA micro-credentials that do not require student interactions or face-to-face contact with others. It is our hope that your professional development continues to be meaningful and relevant.
We have also set up two community groups for educators to share information, resources, and support during this challenging time.
The Latest News from NEA
More money is needed for the Education Stabilization Fund to help fill state budget gaps so students don’t suffer and educators aren’t laid off. Congress should Increase funding for the E-Rate program by at least $2 billion to help close the “homework gap” experienced by students who don’t have access to the internet at home.
How We Are Advocating For You
Social-Emotional Learning Should Be Priority During COVID-19
COVID-19: Share Your Story
As the country grapples with the impact of COVID-19, our members are looking for help and hope. How has your membership come together to uplift one another and show up for their students? Let us know using this form.
How the CARE Act Affects You and Your Students
From NEA Member Benefits
From the CDC
From Other Education and Health Associations
National Association of School Nurses (Coronavirus Disease 2019 Resources)
World Health Organization: How to Protect Yourself Against COVID-19
Talking to Children About Current Events
Questions About Canceled NEA Conferences
The nation’s students, educators, and all their families are at the forefront of our minds as we grapple with the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. When we make hard decisions, the safety of our members, students, staff, and guests is our top priority.
We have concluded that we must cancel many of our upcoming conferences. If you have a question about your conference or logistics, please fill out this form.