The resources below are a timeline of ALSDE communications to help understand the school's role during a closure and our commitments to Alabama's students.

The best place to find accurate, up-to-date information is the State Department of Health's website. The Department of Health has also established a call center to address questions from the public about COVID-19. If you have questions about symptoms or exposure, please call 1-800-338-8374.

In an effort to maintain ongoing communication efforts during this time when "social distancing" is critical, the Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) has developed COVID-19 email addresses for parents and school employees.  As new developments occur, we hope this method can be used to submit your COVID-19 related questions.  ALSDE staff will be continuously monitoring submissions and will provide responses in a timely manner.  We will continue to work through this together to support "Every Child, Every Chance, Every Day". 

If you are a parent and have a COVID-19 related question, click COVID19PARENTS@ALSDE.EDU

If you are a school employee and have a COVID-19 related question, click COVID19SCHOOLS@ALSDE.EDU

  1. Memo from Dr. Scott Harris, State Health Officer (FY20-2054)
  2. Dr. Mackey's Update to Local Superintendents (March 6, 2020)
  3. News conference link
  4. Dr. Mackey's Update to Local Superintendents (March 10, 2020)
  5. Dr. Mackey's Second Update to Local Superintendents (March 10, 2020)
  6. Dr. Mackey's Update to Superintendents (March 11, 2020)
  7. Coronavirus Parent Guide
  8. Coronavirus Parent Guide - Español
  9. Coronavirus LEA Guide (revised March 13, 2020)
  10. Coronavirus LEA Guide (revised March 13, 2020 - Español)
  11. Dr. Mackey's Update to local Superintendents (March 13, 2020)
  12. Dr. Mackey's Second Update to Local Superintendents (March 13, 2020)
  13. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
  14. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs - Español)
  15. School Closure Updates and Technical Guidance (March 20, 2020)
  16. Corona Virus State Government Operations
  17. COVID-19 Q&As (March 15, 2020)
  18. Child Nutrition Program (CNP) Meal Service Guidance During COVID-19 (FY20-1006)
  19. Dr. Mackey's Update to Superintendents (March 16, 2020)
  20. Free Meals During Short-Term School Closure
  21. Alabama State Health Officer Statewide Social Distancing Order (March 19, 2020)
  22. Guidance for AMSTI Kits During School Closures
  23. Dr. Mackey's Update to Local Superintendents (March 26, 2020)
  24. ALSDE 2019-2020 LEA Academic Continuity Plan
  25. Academic & Technical Guidance for Emergency End-of-Year School Closures Manual FINAL (Updated March 30, 2020)
  26. FAQs from Local Superintendents Part A
  27. FAQs from Local Superintendents Part B (Updated March 30, 2020)
  28. Governor's Executive Order on the Remainder of the School Year
  29. Amended Statewide Social Distancing Order (March 27, 2020)
  30. Memo- Parent/Guardian Pick Up Meals Waiver
  31. Memo-CNP Meal Pattern Flexibility Waiver
  32. Memo- Teacher Prep Program Temporary Flexibilities
  33. Special Education Services (SES) COVID-19 Q&A
  34. Dr. Mackey’s Update to Local Superintendents (March 30, 2020)
  35. Memo-CNP Non-AreaEligible Sites