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New York State of Emergency Due to COVID-19

In response to the public health emergency for the COVID-19 virus, all non-essential State employees for New York State’s agencies and public authorities, including the State Education Department, will not be reporting to work for the next two weeks, beginning March 17, 2020.

To our customers: This emergency will significantly impact normal business activities and services provided by the New York State Education Department. Please expect delays in services, wait times, and responses. We appreciate your patience.

Effective immediately, and as a necessary precaution, access to all State Education Department buildings will be restricted to visitors until further notice. Building access will be limited to state employees who have official duties within the buildings.

Please visit our dedicated COVID-19 web page for guidance and resources. We will continue to provide updates as new information becomes available.

NYSED employees, please visit our dedicated NYSED employee COVID-19 web page for resources.

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In addition, NYSED has launched a dedicated website featuring remote continuity of learning resources to provide districts and teachers with increased options.

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