COVID-19

Postsecondary State Specific Resources

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Alabama
Steps being taken by Alabama Colleges and Universities vary by school.Chancellor Baker announced on March 27 that online instruction will continue at all of its campuses through the remainder of the spring semester.

Alaska
University affiliates must comply with the March 27 state public health mandates regarding intrastate travel and shelter-in-place. The university is updating its policies to reflect those mandates.No CC-specific guidance

Arizona
Arizona State University moved to online instruction on March 16, the University of Arizona moved to online instruction on March 18, and Northern Arizona University moved to online for at least two weeks. No CC-specific guidance

Arkansas
Governor Hutchinson did not direct universities to close their campsuses, as each institution will provide specific guidance.No CC-specific guidance

California
On March 17th, all California State University campuses transitioned to online instruction.All colleges are required to submit a distance education addendum request for Summer 2020 by May 20, 2020. Colleges are strongly recommended to submit an addendum for Fall 2020 by July 1, 2020.

Colorado
The Colorado Department of Higher Education provides links to resources for institutions and students.Colorado's Community College System has scaled back its in-person workforce to the fewest number of employees possible to maintain infrastructure and operations.

Connecticut
The Connecticut Office of Higher Education is offering several resources on guidance for its colleges and universities.All campuses will remain closed for at least the remainder of the semester.

Delaware
Courses began online on March 30 for the remainder of the spring semester.Classes have moved online and community events are cancelled through May 15.

District of Columbia
No SHEEO guidance found.No CC-specific guidance found.

Florida
University information varies by school and was last updated on March 26th.As recommended by Governor DeSantis and Commissioner Corcoran March 17, 2020, all Florida College System institutions are providing virtual or other remote learning opportunities to students for the remainder of the 2020 spring semester.

Georgia
Each USG institution is closely monitoring the development of COVID-19 and is posting updates accordingly.In accordance with Governor Brian Kemp’s Executive Order 03.26.20.02, all TCSG colleges will remain closed for in-person instruction with limited exceptions through the rest of the Spring 2020 semester.

Hawai'i
Most classes moved online after Spring Break through the end of the term. Some classes have components which cannot be conducted online and will meet in person; instructors are notifying students via email.In response to the challenges presented by COVID-19, Hawai'i Community College has moved classes online for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester.

Idaho
The State Board of Education has compiled resources on how each college and university is responding to the crisis.No CC-specific guidance found.

Illinois
IBHE has provided directives for approved degree-awarded institutions of higher education in the state.Illinois's community colleges are providing online instruction in accordance with Governor Pritzker's stay-at-home order. The Board is providing guidance on a range of topics, including dual enrollment.

Indiana
The Indiana CHE is urging institutions of higher education to adhere to Governor Holcomb's most recent executive order, which is a stay-at-home order.Classes started online on March 23rd and will continue to operate as such until further notice.

Iowa
Board of Regents President Mike Richards declared a state of emergency on March 18th. Universities made adjustments accordingly following that declaration. No CC-specific guidance found.

Kansas
The Kansas Board of Regents voted to allow state university chief executive officers to make changes to their academic calendars in response to the COVID-19 outbreak and asked each institution's CEO to make a determination about the best method for delivering courses as part of their response. All universities in the state have suspended face-to-face instruction.The Kansas Association of Community College Trustees provides links to how each community college is responding to COVID-19.

Kentucky
Kentucky's colleges and universities are each handling the situation differently. Many have temporarily suspended classes, moved instruction online, or have closed or are considering closure for the remainder of the semester.All member colleges will deliver instruction online through May 2, being the last day of classes.

Louisiana
The Louisiana Board of Regents is working with the state's colleges and universities and is responding in accordance with guidance of Governor John Bel Edwards and Proclamation Number JBE 2020-30.The Louisiana Community and Technical College System provides links to how each member college is responding to COVID-19.

Maine
The University of Maine System has processed $12.8 million in student room and board adjustments and rebates as of March 31. The University is now working to have a student fee adjustment and rebate policy in place by April 15. In-person courses are being moved to online/distance education. All campus housing is closed for the remainder of the semester.

Maryland
The Maryland Higher Education Commission has provided resources for the state's colleges and universities on topics ranging from distance education to clock-hours. Secretary Fielder has called for face-to-face education to cease.Preventative measures have been developed that are in line with recommendations from the CDC and Maryland Department of Health.

Massachusetts
The Massachusetts Department of Higher Education provides school-by-school information on updates ranging from class responses to event responses. Due to the recent developments regarding COVID-19, the Massachusetts Community Colleges are fully committed to maximizing remote work, teaching, and learning opportunities for the foreseeable future as they work to ensure the health and safety of their students, employees, and communities.

Michigan
MASU updated its page on the operational status of each college/university on March 31.Links to federal guidance, state guidance, and decisions by schools have been made available and are being updated frequently.

Minnesota
Minnesota's Office of Higher Education released resources and guidance for its colleges and universities on topics ranging from financial support to housing. As of March 30th, many classes have been moved online, and all classes are being delivered in ways that are in accordance with regulatory guidelines from the CDC and state.

Mississippi
The Mississippi Public University System released guidance for its colleges and universities in March, covering topics ranging from travel to faculty and campus preparation.The Board provides links to each member college's response to COVID-19.

Missouri
Missouri's Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development provides links to the most updated responses by higher education institution. Each college is keeping faculty, staff, and students updated electronically on individualized plans, timelines, and specific changes.

Montana
The Montana University System provides a range of COVID-19 resources for higher education stakeholders to access, including a March 20 message from Commissioner Clayton T. Christian.No CC-specific guidance found.

Nebraska
University of Nebraska President Ted Carter called for all Nebraska students and employees to work remotely starting March 23. The University website provides several resources for higher education stakeholders on COVID 19.No CC-specific guidance found.

Nevada
Chancellor Thom Reilly has called for the extension of remote instruction through the spring term.No CC-specific guidance found.

New Hampshire
University System of New Hampshire extended campus restrictions and remote learning for students through end of spring semester.In response to the escalating public health situation, New Hampshire’s community colleges will extend the online learning format through the end of the Spring semester (May 9, 2020).

New Jersey
On March 26th, the Office of the Secretary of Higher Education called for institutions to cease face-to-face instruction. NJCCC is sharing guidance documents with its member colleges to mitigate risks.

New Mexico
New Mexico's Higher Education Department provides resources on topics including student loan relief during COVID-19.No CC-specific guidance found.

New York
SUNY campuses are limiting exposure to the coronavirus by transitioning in-person classroom instruction to distance learning education. SUNY's website provides additional guidance on a range of topics affected by COVID-19.No CC-specific guidance found.

North Carolina
UNC System institutions have transitioned from in-person teaching to alternative, online instruction wherever possible. All institutions are prohibited from hosting gatherings of more than 10 people. During the COVID-19 pandemic, all member colleges have transitioned to online and alternate delivery of education for the near future. Face-to-face instruction has been paused for all classes except certain public safety and public health programs that are critical to North Carolina's current emergency needs.

North Dakota
The North Dakota University System (NDUS) provides school-by-school updates on their responses to the outbreak of COVID-19, as well as resources on learning remotely.No CC-specific guidance found.

Ohio
The Ohio Department of Higher Education provides guidance for its colleges and universities on topics ranging from ASPIRE Programs to College Credit Plus.No CC-specific guidance found.

Oklahoma
The Oklahoma State System provided updated information on actions being taken by each member institution of higher education as of April 1. No CC-specific guidance found.

Oregon
Oregon's Colleges and Universities are complying with Governor Kate Brown's most recent executive order, calling for social distancing to the maximum extent possible. The OHECC provides information on frequently asked questions relating to higher education and COVID-19. No CC-specific guidance found.

Pennsylvania
As of March 30, all member institutions of higher education began full transitions to remote instruction. Two-thirds of those institutions began that transition on March 25. No CC-specific guidance found.

Rhode Island
All face-to-face undergraduate and graduate classes on all campuses are canceled for the remainder of the spring semester. The University of Rhode Island provided additional guidance on campus changes, remote instruction, travel, and prevention.All face-to-face instruction is suspended and all classes for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester will be held remotely online.

South Carolina
The South Carolina Commission on Higher Education provided guidance on student fees for Spring 2020. The Commission has also provided guidance for public and independent institutions of higher education. Each institution is responding differently to the crisis.No CC-specific guidance found.

South Dakota
South Dakota's Universities will move their classes online for the remainder of the semester. No CC-specific guidance found.

Tennessee
The Tennessee Higher Education Commission provides links to each institution's reponse to the COVID-19 crisis.All Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology and Community Colleges have moved to online formats for the remainder of the semester.

Texas
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board is documenting each member institution's response to the crisis. Commissioner Harrison Keller's most recent message came on March 6.The Texas Association of Community Colleges provides resources on COVID-19 ranging from executive orders to how each Texas Community College is responding to COVID-19.

Utah
All spring 2020 commencement ceremonies are cancelled. The Utah System of Higher Education provides links to each institution's response to COVID-19.Beginning Wednesday, March 25, SLCC courses will transition from in-person classes to online delivery. This will remain in effect through May 7, which is the official end of the semester.

Vermont
All instruction has moved to online, and most research and scholarship work is being conducted remotely. The Univeristy is providing frequent updates to all student, families, employees, and faculty. As of March 23rd, all on-ground classes are meeting in an online format through the remainder of the spring semester.

Virginia
SCHEV is providing links links to all college and university webpages on their responses to COVID-19.VCCS's Chancellor Glenn DuBois provides a message on the major updates that VCCS will see as a result of COVID-19.

Washington
The WSAC provides COVID-19 resources on topics ranging from programs and initiatives to non-academic resources.No CC-specific guidance found.

West Virginia
The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission (Commission) and Council for Community and Technical College Education (Council) voted to provide students with greater flexibilities in accessing and renewing state financial aid programs as schools change their methods of course delivery.The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission (Commission) and Council for Community and Technical College Education (Council) voted to provide students with greater flexibilities in accessing and renewing state financial aid programs as schools changes their methods of course delivery.

Wisconsin
The University of Wisconsin System provides a map of how member institutions are responding to COVID-19.The Wisconsin Technical College System provides links to updates from each of its member colleges.

Wyoming
The University of Wyoming launched a COVID-19 communication page, most recently announcing that the University is unveiling a $2 million agenda to meet student needs during the crisis.The Wyoming Community College Commission provides updates detailing proactive steps currently underway at each institution to limit the potential spread of infection.