COVID-19: EDUCATION & FAMILY RESOURCES
Get the latest updates on COVID-19 as it relates to resources and information about education and for families.
U.S. Department of Education
The Administration recently announced that interest on federal student loans will be waived until further notice. The U.S. Department of Education (DOE) is further developing guidance to implement this policy, and we will update my website when additional information is available. DOE has announced that the change will be automatic – students won’t need to apply to have interest waived and the waiver will be retroactive—dating back to March 13. Click here to follow the updates from DOE on federal student loans.
Click here to access the U.S. Department of Education’s COVID-19 related resource page for students, teachers and families.
Pennsylvania Department of Education
The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) announced on Monday, March 23 that all schools in the commonwealth will remain closed through at least April 6 as a result of the COVID-19 response efforts. The closure order could be extended beyond April 6 if necessary to save lives and stop the spread of COVID-19. When it’s determined that students can return to school, administrators, teachers and other staff will be given two days to prepare classrooms, set up cafeterias, schedule transportation and arrange other business operations. Students would return on the third day. Cick here for PDE's school guidance.
PHEAA’s Board of Directors is providing temporary modification of certain program requirements of PHEAA-administered Pennsylvania student aid programs to ensure that recipients won’t experience a disruption or reduction of funding due to operational changes made by schools in response to COVID-19. Click here to learn more.
HEALTH & WELLNESS FOR FAMILIES
PA Department of Health
Click here for the up-to-the-minute updates from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's COVID-19 response.
The Allegheny County Health Department provides a resource page for all health department links on COVID-19. Allegheny County also recommends residents sign up for Allegheny Alerts at www.alleghenycounty.us/alerts and to subscribe for COVID-19 alerts under the categories of Health Department/Health & Environment. ACHD provides a daily update at 11 a.m. via Allegheny Alerts and additional notifications as information becomes available.
Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
Visit the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank website for COVID-19 response and resources.