Coronavirus: what you should know


Help us put a face to the COVID-19 crisis by taking our workplace safety survey and emailing us your pictures.

Information and Resources

We’ve assembled resources for Texas educators, support professionals, and other school employees about the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. However, we really want to hear from you. If you have a specific experience you’d like to share about how you are helping your community cope with the pandemic, or would like to spotlight the good work your fellow members are doing in these challenging times, please email covid@tsta.org.

TSTA members are on the front lines during the COVID-19 crisis and deserve respect, and respect means a safe workplace and the ability to protect and take care of our families. See the document we’ve put together on our standards for safe schools and a flyer in both English and Spanish, and NEA’s guidance and member webinar on reopening school buildings.

This Q&A from TSTA’s Legal Division explains the Americans with Disabilities Act and when members with underlying illnesses may request reasonable accommodations under that Act. If, after reviewing this Q&A, you believe you may be entitled to a reasonable accommodation, please contact the TSTA Help Center at 877-ASK-TSTA (877-275-8782).
TSTA’s Q&A
NEA’s ADA presentation
NEA webinar Q&A
ADA COVID medical provider note template

As schools and campuses reopen, it’s a make-or-break moment for the future of education. To ensure the safety and success of you and your students — during the COVID-19 pandemic, and long after — we’ve assembled helpful classroom resourcesprofessional development, legal guidance, and advocacy opportunities to help educators turn this crisis into an opportunity to build back better.

The Texas Education Agency’s COVID-19 resource page.

The National Education Association’s COVID-19 resource page.

The Centers for Disease Control has issued Guidance for Administrators of US K-12 Schools and Childcare Programs.

The Teacher Retirement System has issued both written and video responses to COVID-19, including their extended COVID-19 coverage. There is also guidance available pertaining to Operations, Health Care and Annuities.

Distance learning

Click here for a list of resources.

Remote literacy learning resources for educators and families, as well as integrating across content areas.

Special education

Provision of Special Education Services during COVID-19 School Closures

Urging States to Continue Educating Students with Disabilities, Secretary DeVos Publishes New Resource on Accessibility and Distance Learning Options

CDC: Questions and answers on providing services to children with disabilities during the coronavirus disease 2019 outbreak

TEA: Special Education and Special Populations

National, state, and local news

Articles are added to Education News.

TSTA press releases can be found in our Pressroom.