COVID-19: Info and Resources


U.S. Department of Education-Office of Postsecondary Education & Federal Student Aid

  1. CRRSAA: Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF II)
    1. FAQ: Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF II)
    2. FAQ: Student Aid Portion & Institutional Aid Portion (HEERF II)
    3. Fact Sheet: HEERF I and HEERF II Comparison Fact Sheet
  2. CARES Act: Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund
    1. FAQ: Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund—Student Emergency Aid
    2. FAQ: Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund – Institutional Portion
    3. Letter: Higher Education Emergency Fund – Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities
    4. FAQ: For Non-CARES Act Competitive Grant Programs Administered by the Office of Postsecondary Education
  1. Guidance: Compliance with ED/Title IV requirements (March 5, 2020)
  2. Guidance: Interruptions of study related to COVID-19 (March 6, 2020)
  3. Guidance: Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Reporting – Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students (May 6, 2020)
  4. Guidance: Updated Guidance for interruptions of study related to Coronavirus (COVID-19) (May 15, 2020)

U.S. Department of the Interior

  1. Draft Paid Administrative Leave Policy for TCUs (compliant w/BIE directive)

Federal Agency-Wide & OMB

  1. Administrative Relief for Recipients and Applicants of Federal Financial Assistance Directly Impacted by the Novel COVID-19 due to Loss of Operations
Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Paid Leave Requirements for Colleges
  1. ACCT: H.R. 6201 Summary
  2. Nelson Mullins: New Employment Requirements for Colleges and Universities Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Other Federal Departments

  1. National Institutes of Health: COVID-19 Updates
  2. National Institutes of Health: Information for Grantees

Regional Accrediting Bodies

  1. Higher Learning Commission (HLC): Coronavirus Updates
  2. Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities: COVID-19 Updates


CDC: Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC)

  1. CDC General Guidance
  2. Interim Guidance for Administrators of US Institutions of higher education
  3. Guidance for Institutions of Higher Education
  • World Health Organization: Coronoavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak
  • American College Health Association guidance for colleges and universities: Preparing for COVID-19 (March 3, 2020)

  • Coronavirus, Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act

    1. Tribal Provision within CARES Act (March 27, 2020)
    2. National Employment Law Project (NELP): Unemployment Insurance Provisions in the CARES Act
    3. Paycheck Protection Program Loans: Frequently Asked Questions (May 13, 2020)


    Staff Recommended Sites:

    1. SKC: COVID-19 Remote Teaching Information
    2. ASU for You: Options for every learner, at any age
    3. ACUE: Online Teaching Toolkit
    4. EDUCAUSE: Online teaching strategies
    5. EDUCAUSE: Online Course Development Planning
    6. EDUCAUSE: Online instructional continuity plans
    7. Columbia University: Teaching From Home Webinar Series

    Additional Resources:

    1. US Distance Learning Association
    2. Online Learning Consortium
    3. Online Learning Consortium (OLC): Online Faculty Professional Development Framework
    4. Udemy: Online course design
    5. Harvard: Moving Your Classroom Online


    1. American Council on Education (ACE): Resource library and online discussion board (requires users to sign up for free account)
    2. American Association of Community Colleges (AACC): News and Resources
    3. Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT): Community College Pandemic Response Resources
    4. Inside Higher Education: Higher Education-COVID-19 News
    5. National Congress of the American Indians (NCAI): Indian Country Resources for COVID-19
    6. Aspen Institute: Live Google Doc with Potential Resources
    7. Achieving the Dream COVID-19: Connecting and Supporting the ATD Network