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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center

Page updated 4/8/2020

In response to MASA member questions regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), MASA is working with partners in state government and the association world to provide resources to educators and school administrators.

This page will be updated as resources are made available.

This is a public health issue, so educators are encouraged to contact their local health department with any questions or inquiries about COVID-130

Archived Member Updates

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Archived Member Updates

March 30, 2020
MASA COVID-19 Update – March 30, 2020

CARES Act Education Information – Sen. Peters

March 27, 2020
MASA COVID-19 Update – March 27, 2020

March 26, 2020
MASA COVID-19 Update – March 26, 2020

A Look at the Stimulus Package 

March 25, 2020
MASA COVID-19 Update – March 25, 2020

March 24, 2020
MASA COVID-19 Update – March 24, 2020

March 23, 2020
MASA COVID-19 Update – March 23, 2020

Special Message Regarding Gov. Whitmer’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Order

Gov. Whitmer Signs “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order

March 20, 2020
MASA COVID-19 Update – March 20, 2020

March 19, 2020
MASA COVID-19 Update – March 19, 2020

March 18, 2020
MASA COVID-19 Update – March 18, 2020

March 17, 2020
MASA COVID-19 Update – March 17, 2020

Education Organizations Blast Inaction on COVID-19 School Support

Statement From MAISA, MASA, MASB, MASSP, MSBO State Testing Mandate Waiver from the USDOE

MDE, State Board of Education Letter to Secretary DeVos Urging for Waiver of State Assessments

March 16, 2020
MASA COVID-19 Update – March 16, 2020

March 15, 2020
MASA COVID-19 Update – March 15, 2020

March 14, 2020
MASA COVID-19 Daily Update – March 14, 2020

March 13, 2020
MASA COVID-19 Daily Update – March 13, 2020

Statement from MAISA, MASA, MASB, MASSP, MSBO Regarding School Closures Across the State

March 12, 2020
Governor Whitmer Announces Statewide Closure of All K-12 School Buildings; School building closures will last Monday, March 16 through Sunday, April 5

Memo to MASA and MAISA Members

COVID-19 Recommendations from Education Week Articles

March 11, 2020
Gov. Whitmer, MDHHS Provide Recommendations to Stop Spread of COVID-19

March 9, 2020
MASA/Thrun to Host Coronavirus Legal Webinar on March 17

March 3, 2020
MSPRA Relases Communications Toolkit about Coronavirus

AASA Resources on Coronavirus

February 28, 2020


Check out the Detroit PBS Kids Daily Newsletter for educational resources for every grade level and even parents!

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MASA Partner Resources

Coverage information for MESSA members – MESSA
MESSA is fully covering online and telehealth medical and mental health visits 100% for our members and their covered dependents through June 30. Members will not be responsible for paying deductibles, copayments or coinsurance.

At-Home Learning Resources – Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
HMH is offering schools and families a comprehensive collection of high-quality resources to help keep students engaged and learning safely. Here you’ll find free learning activities, lessons, downloadables, and videos for Grade K–12 kids to keep learning and growing at grade level. In addition, HMH is offering building and district level administrators and coordinators complimentary access to our Waggle, Writable, and Amira Learning programs through July 1st.

Michigan Virtual Free Resources for Educators During School Closures – Michigan Virtual
For the duration of school closures, Michigan Virtual is offering a variety of free resources designed to help educators and parents keep their students learning. This includes free access to content from over 70 of our online student courses, evaluation and readiness tools for teachers, online professional development courses, a series of webinars on best practices for remote instruction, a Facebook group devoted to facilitating statewide conversation, and more. Our state certainly has some amazing educators. Thank you to all of you who are going above and beyond to support your students during this difficult time.

School Closure Learning Continuity Readiness Rubric – Michigan Virtual

“Keep Learning Michigan” Facebook Group – Michigan Virtual

Webinar on Supporting District Reponses to COVID-19 – Hanover Research


March 13, 2020
School Closure Learning Continuity Planning Checklist – MASSP

March 12, 2020
Pandemic Flu Checklist: K12 Administrators – CDC

March 4, 2020
Pandemic Response Plan Template – Berrien County Health Department & Area Superintendents

March 3, 2020
Responding to Coronavirus: A Downloadable Guide for Schools – Education Week


March 30, 2020
Sample Letter to Communicate Postive Case in School District – MSPRA
Note: Please work with your legal counsel about how to communicate a positive case in your district.

March 27, 2020
Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring the New Coronavirus – NPR

March 23, 2020
How to Communicate about COVID-19 – MI Charters

Free Icons for Coronavirus Awareness – IconFinder

March 18, 2020
Document with Questions and Resources – MSPRA

Basic Guidance for Public Information Officers – FEMA

March 12, 2020
Ludington Schools Community Communications

East Lansing Public Schools Community Letter

TBAISD Community Communications

March 11, 2020
Talking to Children about COVID-19 – National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

March 3, 2020
Response Plan: Communicating a Confirmed Coronavirus Case in Your Schools – The Donovan Group

March 3, 2020
Toolkit for Communicating about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) – Michigan School Public Relations Association (MSPRA)

Communicating about Coronavirus? Find Help in Member Resources – National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA)

March 1, 2020
Coronavirus Communication: What Should School Leaders Do Right Now? – The Donovan Group