U.S. Department of Education Fact Sheet: Providing Services to English Learners During COVID-19 Outbreak

This Fact Sheet outlines States’ responsibilities to English learners (ELs) and their parents1 during the extended school closures and, in some cases, the move to remote learning2 due to the national emergency caused by the novel Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). A local educational agency (LEA) should collaborate with its State educational agency (SEA) and local public health department, as appropriate, in implementing the guidance provided below. This document does not create any rights for any person and does not impose any additional requirements beyond those included in applicable law and regulations. It is intended to provide additional information about requirements in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) and other Federal laws related to ELs in light of COVID-19 and this specific situation.