US Dept of Education Releases Guidance to States on Assessing Student Learning During the Pandemic

The US Department of Education is providing guidance to states emphasizing the importance of flexibility in administering assessments this year as a result of the pandemic and supporting the use of assessment data as a source of information for parents and educators to target resources and support, rather than for accountability purposes this year. Looking for more information from the Department of Education? Sign Up For Email Updates here.

COVID-19 General Resources

COVID-19 GENERAL RESOURCES

 

GENERAL

President APTA, Sharon Dunn address to membership

From National Health Law Program

You tube from APTA Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Section

COVID corner from the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of PT: General COVID information & resources, incentive spirometry, aerosolized activity and more

Information on incidence and severity of COVID 19 in children in the United States

 

Advocating for human rights for individuals with disabilities during emergencies

Alerts for pediatric conditions potentially associated with COVID-19:

  1. https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/doh/downloads/pdf/han/alert/2020/covid-19-pediatric-multi-system-inflammatory-syndrome.pdf
  2. https://picsociety.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/PICS-statement-re-novel-KD-C19-presentation-v2-27042020.pdf
  3. https://www.masslive.com/coronavirus/2020/05/coronavirus-impacting-kids-pediatricians-warn-of-possible-new-covid-19-related-illnesses-in-children.html
  4. https://www.phillyvoice.com/kawasaki-disease-symptoms-covid-19-complication-children-coronavirus/
  5. https://japantoday.com/category/national/rising-cases-of-kids-with-kawasaki-disease-possibly-linked-to-virus
  6. http://promedmail.org/post/20200430.7286479
  7. http://promedmail.org/post/20200427.7273105
  8. https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/more-local-hospitals-report-children-with-possible-covid-19-health-consequences/2399514/

APTA recorded webinar on advocacy and COVID-19. Provides an overview of some of the provisions included in the CARES Act enacted by Congress, as well as APTA’s policy recommendations for the next COVID relief package currently being formulated by Congress. https://apta.adobeconnect.com/pq1iqr5gg4ta/

Listing of COVID 19 resources across all APTA academies and sections (May 6)

 

MEDICAID

 

3/30/2020 COVID-19 Changes to HCBS Using Appedix K: Approval Trends

3/19/2020 Overview on Using Medicaid to Respond to COVID-19

 

EDUCATION

Department of Education COVID 19 resources

Student Privacy Policy Office FERPA & Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) March 2020

CDC’s Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19) Guidance for School Settings

 

National Center for Learning Disabilities: resources for students, educators and parents regarding the shift to online learning

 

HOSPITAL-BASED

You tube from APTA Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Section

Alerts for pediatric conditions potentially associated with COVID-19:

  1. https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/doh/downloads/pdf/han/alert/2020/covid-19-pediatric-multi-system-inflammatory-syndrome.pdf
  2. https://picsociety.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/PICS-statement-re-novel-KD-C19-presentation-v2-27042020.pdf
  3. https://www.masslive.com/coronavirus/2020/05/coronavirus-impacting-kids-pediatricians-warn-of-possible-new-covid-19-related-illnesses-in-children.html
  4. https://www.phillyvoice.com/kawasaki-disease-symptoms-covid-19-complication-children-coronavirus/
  5. https://japantoday.com/category/national/rising-cases-of-kids-with-kawasaki-disease-possibly-linked-to-virus
  6. http://promedmail.org/post/20200430.7286479
  7. http://promedmail.org/post/20200427.7273105
  8. https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/more-local-hospitals-report-children-with-possible-covid-19-health-consequences/2399514/

APTA recorded live webinar on COVID and hospital in/out patient services