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Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19

Association of Texas Professional Educators
Association of Texas Professional Educators

Date Posted: 3/10/2020

The developing response to the spread of COVID-19 (commonly called the coronavirus) puts school districts and individual educators in somewhat uncharted territory. Although the situation has similarities to the 2009 H1N1 virus, or swine flu, outbreak, Texas education law has evolved in the past 11 years and so has technology, enabling remote work and learning. In many ways, the public health response to the new coronavirus is already broader in scope on a global scale.

ATPE has developed this list of answers to frequently asked questions from Texas educators regarding COVID-19. Click here to read our FAQ list. We will keep updating this web resource as more information becomes available.

Readers should be aware that most decisions are made locally. In addition, as we have all witnessed, the environment is changing rapidly. The information provided here is the best available at the time and will be updated as circumstances warrant.

The legal information provided on this website is for general purposes only and is accurate as of the date of publication, March 11, 2020. It is not intended as a substitute for individual legal advice or the provision of legal services. Accessing this information does not create an attorney-client relationship.