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California Department of Education

April 2, 2020:

California Department of Public Health


California Governor COVID-19 website

  • Gov. Newsom suspends teacher testing requirement due to coronavirus closures, June 2, 2020
  • Gov. Newsom empowers schools to focus on COVID-19 response; extends LCAP deadlines, April 24, 2020
  • Gov. Newsom announces deal to expand student loan relief (April 23, 2020)
  • Gov. Newsom signs executive order suspending standardized testing this year, March 18, 2020
  • Gov. Newsom signs executive order ensuring state funding for schools even in the event of closure, March 13, 2020


U.S. Department of Education: COVID-19 information




General Resources

Distance Learning 

CTA Distance Learning webinars, including Classroom/Behavior Management in a Digital Setting (K-5 & 6-12), Online Math Assessments, Teaching Specialized Populations and more. Sign up for live webinars or get links to recorded webinars, including Best Practices for Virtual Teaching (with FAQs). ***

Restarting and Reinventing School, Learning in the Time of COVID and Beyond Learning Policy Institute



Lessons, Lesson Plans


Special Education


COVID-19 Resources for Educators from Californians Together, Championing the Success for English Learners


Physical Education/Adaptive Physical Education

  • PE and APE distance learning resources, CTA Wakelet


Resources  & Advice


Higher Education


Articles & Information

Join our Facebook group to connect with fellow educators and to share your own lesson plans, advice and strategies.

Coronavirus-Related Anti-Racism Tools

  • Stop AAPI Hate, reporting tool in multiple languages, Asian Pacific Policy & Planning Council and Chinese for Affirmative Action
  • Hate Incident Reporting form, OCA Asian Pacific American Advocates
  • Tell Your Story, help us track hate, Asian Americans Advancing Justice
We encourage educators to create spaces to have conversations and to build community and solidarity to address root causes of violence and hate.
Ways to get involved and take action:

COVID-19 Resources for Educators from Californians Together, Championing the Success for English Learners

Statements & Resources


Media Coverage






Explaining COVID-19 to Your Child


At-Home Learning Ideas

Go to CTA’s Leader Resources (login required) for COVID-19 information, which includes:

Remember to talk to your CTA Primary Contact Staff.


Be sure to join our Facebook group CTA Teaching, Learning and Life During COVID-19, a space to support each other and our students, and to share resources, ideas, feelings, stories, laughs and memes.

We are trying to answer questions that come through social media, email and other means. But please note that your best resource for assistance with local issues regarding district directives, leave questions, etc. is your local CTA chapter and CTA primary contact staff.