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COVID-19 Guidance and Information

Friday, April 3, 2020

The Iowa Department of Education is providing guidance and information for Iowa school districts, community colleges and other stakeholders in response to an expanding global outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus. The disease the virus causes has been named COVID-19. Guidance and information will be updated as additional information becomes available.

Resources for Families and Educators

  • (4-3-20) Frequently Asked Questions for Parents and Families about Continuous Learning - This resource answers many common questions that parents, caretakers and families have asked in light of school closures across the state. If your question is not answered in this resource, email it to The document will be updated as new questions are addressed.
  • (3-31-20) Resources now available to support student learning at home
  • (3-31-20) Optional resources are available for Iowa families and educators to use as they support student learning during school closures due to COVID-19. The resources cover multiple subject areas and include interactive games, virtual field trips, coding activities and e-books. These resources for students in prekindergarten through 12th grade do not replace what they have learned in school, but instead help students practice or enrich the skills and strategies taught by teachers. More information on these optional educational resources is available on the Resources to Support Student Learning webpage.

School Meal Services

Community College Guidance

PK-12 Guidance

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Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on April 05, 2020 at 3:41pm.