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Posted on March 11, 2020, by GAPMP
The Georgia Department of Education offers information on what it is doing to protect and inform local school districts, parents and students regarding the COVID-19 virus (also known as the Coronavirus).
February 19, 2021: The GaDOE has provided clarification on the difference between change of placement and change of location as it relates to distance learning. Attached is a one pager addressing the guidance regarding change of placement vs. change of location. It is also located on our website on the main page under the continuous improvement circle and on the Resources for Distance/Remote Learning page.
Resources for families
Organization for Autism Research COVID resources
Understood.org COVID-19 information
Down Syndrome Foundation Everything You Need to Know about COVID-19
Parents should also connect with their child’s local school district to learn about what their local school district policies are.
From Anne Ladd, Family Engagement Specialist, Division for Special Education Services and Supports, Georgia Department of Education
School superintendents received the information below with links to resources in English, Spanish, and Chinese for your parents. At this time we do not have this information in other languages.
CDC Coronavirus Resource Center for Schools
Fact Sheet: What You Need to Know
This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. Note the spikes that adorn the outer surface of the virus, which impart the look of a corona surrounding the virion, when viewed electron microscopically. A novel coronavirus, named Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China in 2019. The illness caused by this virus has been named coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/share-facts.html
Click on this link to see the Center for Disease Control and Prevention information.
Another resource specifically for people with disabilities which is tracking the COVID-19 status is The Partnership for Inclusive Disaster Strategies.