Coronavirus & Pandemic Resources


WASA Members Only Resources
Opinion: Wash Up, Mask Up, and Back Up to Curb COVID-19, Open Schools (Joel Aune)
Hanover Research Resources
Updates for AP Students and Schools Affected by Coronavirus
SBE Emergency Waivers Zoom Video
--SBE Emergency Waivers Zoom PowerPoint
Serving Students with Disabilities Amidst School Closures, Session One
Serving Students with Disabilities Amidst School Closures, Session Two
Harvard Report for Reopening Schools (June 2020)
Healthy Washington Sport and Activity Guidelines
WIAA Executive Board Outlines WIAA Season 2 and 3 (1/19/2021)
Opinion: We are ready to get kids back in the classroom (Joel Aune)

Resources from WASA Sponsors

Preparing Facilities for Coronavirus (WASA Diamond-Level Sponsor: McKinstry, April 10, 2020)
Your Questions Answered: Preparing Facilities for Shelter-In-Place(WASA Diamond-Level Sponsor: McKinstry, April 15, 2020)
Money Management Through Transitions Webinar (Gesa Credit Union, April 28, 2020)
--Money Managment Participant Workbook

"Testing the Waters: Is it time to go back to school?" Zoom Session Resources


Employer Considerations for School Scenarios (with DOH and L & I)
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance and Resources

Vaccine Update (January 18, 2021)
Get Ready Vaccination Plan
School Reopening Dashboard

WA State Department of Health

Influenza "Flu" Vaccine
Behavioral Health Toolbox for Families: Supporting Children and Teens During the COVID-19 Pandemic
COVID-19 Behavioral Health Group Impact Reference Guide
COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Planning
Tools to Prepare for the Provision of In-Person Learning Among K-12 Students at Public and Private Schools During the COVID-19 Pandemic (12.16.2020)
Washington State K-12 School Testing Guidance
Guiding Metrics to Resume In-Person Learning
COVID-19 Vaccine
Safety Requirements for Schools
DOH Guidance for Schools

AASA Resources and Recommendations

AASA Coronavirus resource page
Pandemic Flu Checklist K–12 Administrators
Map: COVID-19 and School Closures
Meeting Students' Nutritional Needs During a Pandemic: A Resource for School Superintendents
Return to School Roadmap
Emergency Management, School Safety, and Crisis Planning (Includes resources for Prom & Graduation)

Student Data/Privacy Related Content

Future of Privacy Forum's two-pager on Disclosing Student Information During School Emergencies for Schools (mostly focused on school safety context)
The newly updated joint HIPAA/FERPA guidance from the US Dept of Ed and HHS
This 2009 guidance from US Dept of Ed on FERPA and H1N1
US Department of Ed's 2010 guidance on FERPA and the Disclosure of Student Information Related to Emergencies and Disasters

Special Education

CASE Considerations for Special Education Administrators


COVID-19 Resources
COVID-19 PowerPoint
Districts supporting student teachers in times of COVID-19

Washington Council of Presidents

Washington Public Four-Year College & Universities COVID-19 FAQ

Governor's Proclamations and Communications

Emergency Proclamation Requiring In-Person Education Opportunities for Public K-12 Schools 
Letter to WEA (February 4, 2021)

School Closures Extended Through Remaining 2019–2020 School Year
Open Public Meetings Act and Public Records Act
Stay Home—Stay Healthy
Restrictions for college campuses
Amendment to the prohibitions of gatherings of 250
Long-term care worker shortage
Expanding the closure of K–12 schools statewide
Governor's Phase Reopening Chart
Rollback of County-by-County Phased Reopening Responding to a COVID-19 Outbreak Surge
COVID-19 Phased Reopening of K-12 Schools
Guidance for In-Person Instruction (December 16)

National and International Resources

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Coronavirus Disease Information
Pandemic Basics, Strategies for Schools Managing a Pandemic
Readiness and Planning Tool


Assessment SpotlightEducation Week
Is it Safe to Reopen Schools? An Extensive Review of the Research (CRPE)
What Does COVID-19 Learning Loss Actually Mean?—from Education Week

COVID-19 and Student Learning in the United States: The Hurt Could Last a Lifetime (McKinsey & Company)
World Health Organization (WHO): Coronavirus Updates and Information
U.S. Department of Homeland Security: Pandemic Information
U.S. Department of Labor (OSHA) Website
Responding to Coronavirus: A Downloadable Guide for Schools—from Education Week 
National Communications Plan for Reopening Schools—from the Donovan Group
School Practices to Address Student Learning Loss (EdResearch for Recovery)
Imagining September: Principles and design elements for ambitious schools during COVID-19 (Reich, J. & Mehta, J. 2020)
UW study results suggest participation in high school sports is not associated with increased risk of COVID-19 (WSN)
4 ways leaders are keeping teachers motivated through pandemic disruption (Education Dive)
Should Schools Be Giving So Many Failing Grades This Year?—from Education Week
IHME COVID-19 State Projections

Family Resources

Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource
Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring the New Coronavirus
When and How to Wash Your Hands
PBS Learning Media: At-Home Learning