CoronaVirus/COVID-19 Info & FAQs
This page has been created to be a resource for information on Coronavirus/COVID-19.
Links to the SEA FAQ's & Updates and other helpful links are below:
Link to: MOA of June 19, 2020 - Last Day of School
Link to: SPS/SEA COVID-19 MOA
4/1/20: An Important Message to SEA Members regarding SPS' 4/1/20 directive on Childcare
4/2/20: SEA Press Release
4/2/20: SEA Letter to SPS
4/2/20: SPS Response to SEA letter
SEA CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19 FAQs & Updates
6-5-29: CLICK HERE FOR CURRENT FAQ & UPDATE
5/29/20: CLICK HERE FOR CURRENT FAQ & UPDATE
5/22/20: CLICK HERE FOR CURRENT FAQ
5/14/20: CLICK HERE FOR CURRENT FAQ
5/8/20: CLICK HERE FOR CURRENT FAQ
5/4/20: CLICK HERE FOR FAQ
4/28/20: CLICK HERE FOR FAQ
4/24/20: CLICK HERE FOR FAQ
4/22/20: CLICK HERE FOR FAQ (Correction: SEA Retirement seminars are not free.)
4/17/20: CLICK HERE FOR FAQ
4/15/20: CLICK HERE FOR FAQ
4/13/20: CLICK HERE FOR FAQ
4/10/20: CLICK HERE FOR FAQ
4/9/20: CLICK HERE FOR FAQ
4/8/20: CLICK HERE FOR FAQ
4/7/20: CLICK HERE FOR FAQ
4/6/20: CLICK HERE FOR FAQ
4/3/20: CLICK HERE FOR FAQ
4/1/20: CLICK HERE FOR FAQ
3/31/20: CLICK HERE FOR FAQ (Includes Link to Full SEA/SPS MOA)
3/30/20: CLICK HERE FOR FAQ (Includes Link to Full SEA/SPS MOA)
3/27/20: CLICK HERE FOR FAQ
3/25/20: CLICK HERE FOR FAQ
3/24/20: CLICK HERE FOR FAQ
3/21/20: No FAQ for today. Lots of updates expected for tomorrow.
3/20/20: CLICK HERE FOR FAQ
3/19/20: CLICK HERE FOR FAQ **** Update on Building Budgets included in this FAQ.
3/18/20: CLICK HERE FOR FAQ ***“ Updated information on work expectations and building/program
3/17/20: CLICK HERE FOR FAQ
3/16/20: CLICK HERE FOR FAQ
3/13/20: Click here to see Letter to Members
CLICK HERE FOR FAQ
3/12/20: CLICK HERE FOR FAQ
3/11/20: CLICK HERE FOR FAQ
COMMUNITY RESOURCES AND OTHER LINKS
The Foundation for Working Families is a non-profit organization established by the Washington State Labor Council, ALF-CIO and its affiliates to assist union families in Washington State in times of hardship or disaster. It has given cash assistance to hundreds of families who have suffered during flooding, wildfires, and other extraordinary circumstances.
Wellness Resources: A large list of resources for responding to Covid-19. List includes links to self-care and mental health as well as culturally responsive instructional support and lesson plans.
CARES Act FAQ's:
1) 1-TIME PAYMENT Q&A
2) EDUCATION STABILIZATION FUND SUMMARY & Q&A
3) STUDENT LOAN PROVISIONS SUMMARY & FAQ
4) UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION PROVISIONS & FAQ
5) ESSA WAIVERS Q&A
6) SUMMARY OF SCHOOL MEALS & SNAP FOOD SECURITY MEASURES
Where can I get the latest information on COVID-19?
- Seattle Public Schools
- OSPI Guidance and Resources
- Seattle - King County Public Health
- Washington State Department of Health
- AFL-CIO COVID-19 Outbreak Resources
- Washington Education Association
- National Education Association
- Washington State Employment and Security Division COVID-19 Resources
- Washington State Labor Council Resources for Union Members
Ways To Support Our Community:
Give to Seattle Foundation’s COVID-19 Response Fund, which will provide grants to community-based organizations that help people impacted including hourly and service industry workers, gig workers, immigrant and refugee communities, and health care workers.
Donate to or volunteer at local food banks. More people are economically insecure right now, food banks are spending some of their resources on upping their hygiene and cleaning game. Shortages at the grocery store translate to bigger shortages at the food bank.
Local writer Ijeoma Oluo started a GoFundMe to support struggling artists.
Order take-out from Chinatown-ID restaurants to support small business and combat racism.
Many nonprofits had to cancel their fundraisers, please give directly to your favorites online.
Give blood. With roving bloodmobiles to businesses cancelled, and the health care system rather busy right now, there is already a blood shortage (donating blood is completely safe, but no, they won’t test you for the virus) Article on Red Cross blood donation needs.
Resources for Home Schooling
CommonLit, reading and language arts
YouTube Learning Channel, many subjects + study tips
Free online courses for elementary school students here
Seattle Help for Parents & Caregivers During COVID-19 Facebook group
From the WA Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction:
Parent guide on novel coronavirus in K-12 schools
From King County Public Health, guidance on getting kids together
Social interaction is vitally important to the mental health of young people, and it is still possible for families to have safe gatherings among children and parents. Limit indoor groups to 10 or fewer children and outdoor groups to 50 or fewer. Monitor kids for a fever over 100.4 degrees, coughing, or shortness of breath, and select activities that minimize physical contact. Avoid crowded places, like parties, retail spaces, and movie theaters.
How to care for the elderly without putting them at risk
Article from STAT News
Talking to your children about coronavirus
Utilities, Food & Miscellaneous
Comcast is providing free internet access for 60 days to low-income families, free internet at Xfinity hotspots, and suspending their data plan rules
Map of food banks and school food pickup sites
Washington State Labor Council Resources for Workers
For small businesses & laid off workers:
Resources from the Governor’s office here
Unemployment benefits chart
Layoff Q&A for workers and businesses
CDC Guidance for K-12 and childcare
Newsela is free for schools and teachers for remote learning
Zoom is being offered free to schools to use for remote classes
Tips on working from home: