COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus Information and Resources for Families

At OEO, we understand that families, schools and communities are facing unprecedented disruptions to usual schedules as part of working together in our communities to protect our public health and reduce the spread of  COVID-19, also known as the novel coronavirus. You can learn more at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,, at Governor Jay Inslee’s Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) web page:, and at the State of Washington's new Coronavirus Response (COVID-19) page:

We encourage you to remain in close contact with your local school district. Watch for alerts and check your district’s website for updates. (directory link:

The best sources of information and updates about coronavirus and impacts on schools are:

We are providing some useful links to information and resources that might help families and partners as they navigate this crisis. 

Please click on the topic areas below to find more information.


Child Care Aware and Child Care Resources

Department of Children, Youth and Families

Directory of local school districts

Schools Out Washington

Seattle Times Article with Resources

Youth Development Executives of King County


Closures - Districts and Schools

Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction


Food/Lunch Resources

Local school districts directory link:

Seattle Public Schools Meal locations (multiple languages):

For Families in the Seattle Public Schools, families can reach out to their principals to see if they can get supports through the Right Now Needs Funds

Southeast Seattle Education Coalition (SESEC):

Graduation Requirements

State Board of Education Washington 

Health Information

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Washington State Board of Health

County Health Boards

King County English or with 15 translations:

Pierce County

Snohomish County

Puget Sound ESD

Online Learning Resources and Activities


Southeast Seattle Education Coalition (SESEC) and Youth Development Executives of King County (YDEKC) are gathering info about activities to keep kids engaged while at home. Info coming soon at and

Students with Disabilities

Disability Rights Washington


US Department of Education

Seattle Special Education PTSA

Vermont Developmental Disabilities Council and Green Mountain Self-Advocates

IEP and evaluation timelines

Guidance from OSPI: - at p. 3

Additional information regarding evaluation and IEP timeline requirements:

Regarding evaluation and IEP timeline requirements, days that school is not in session would not count as a “school day” (e.g., 25 school days for initial referrals, 35 school days from parent consent to complete an evaluation, etc.). School closures due to COVID-19, however, would not change the timelines for requirements that are not “school days” (e.g., 30 calendar days from initial eligibility to hold initial IEP meeting, IEP meetings within one year of the prior IEP, and reevaluations with three years of the prior evaluation). Districts should make every effort to complete IEP and evaluation timelines that were affected by the closures as soon as possible.

US Department of Education: