Questions and Answers June 20, 2020

The following is a continuation and supplement to the questions and answers contained in the March 27, 2020 guidance (#1-21), April 27, 2020 guidance (#22-38), and June 20, 2020 guidance (#39-51) on the provision of services to students with disabilities during the COVID-19 outbreak in New York State.

On June 5, 2020 the Governor issued Executive Order 202.37 that included the following language, “[n]otwithstanding any prior Executive Order to the contrary, special education services and instruction required under Federal, state or local laws, rules, or regulations, may be provided in person for the summer term in school districts. Any district providing such services in person must follow State and Federal guidance.” Further guidance was issued on June 9, 2020 by the New York State (NYS) Department of Health (DOH) titled Interim Advisory for In-Person Special Education Services and Instruction During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency and Interim Guidance for Child Care and Day Camp Programs During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency.

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