COVID-19: Resource Page for VEA Members
March 13, 2020
March 13, 2020
Coronavirus (COVID-19) has now hit Virginia in a big way. As you know, Governor Northam has ordered the closure of all public schools in the state for the rest of this academic year. Our members, suddenly cut off from their students, are devastated.
From the beginning of this crisis, we have been here for you, and will continue to be. Our entire Union family—the VEA, the NEA, VEA’s local affiliates, as well as our colleagues across the country—is working diligently to ensure the best possible outcomes for all learners and employees. The health and safety of all is our primary concern.
As you know from news reports, the situation changes daily, if not hourly. We are posting frequently asked questions and responses below to keep you informed about how we best move forward. If you have an idea about a question you want answered, click here.
Our thoughts are with you and your families as we face this tremendous challenge together.
COVID-19 has left many educators and administrators nationwide operating under a rapid response system to make sure learning continuity plans are in place for students. Click below for a list of items for educators to think about in the case of a school closure.
We know you’re in a whole new world of communicating with your students, so here are some tips from VEA on how best to navigate the world of online instruction and communication.
The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) works closely with the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) and other state and federal authorities to provide the latest information and guidance on COVID-19 to the commonwealth’s public schools.
Click below to find useful articles, links, resources, and webinars to help you through this challenging environment, followed by some tips and answers to common questions.
We know this is a stressful time for our members and we also know our members—you’re going to be looking to reach out to others. We want to be here for you!
This webinar includes:
Our moderator is LaQueshia Jeffries, an elementary special educator who has presented to VEA’s Community of Practice. She’s the creator of the Teaching and Taking Care Facebook group for teachers and the Reframing ED podcast. You can learn more about her at laqueshiajeffries.com.
NEA Member Benefits wants you to know they’re here to support you during this difficult time.
Many NEAMB partners are offering special assistance to members in need who may have been affected by an involuntary layoff. Click below for a list of contact information for partners and details on specific assistance they have available.