COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Resources for teachers. Videos, FAQs and articles keeping educators up-to-date on how the pandemic is affecting schools. 

COVID FAQs

MSTA has compiled this list of answers to frequently asked questions to help school employees navigate this time. Please understand this a fluid situation that can change by the hour. We will update as things continue to change.

  • Are districts required to pay contracted employees during district closure?
  • Are districts required to pay non-contracted, hourly employees during district closures?
  • Can a district force an employee to change/cancel travel plans?
  • Can a school district require employees to log their travel plans with the district while the district closed?
  • Can a school district require or ask employees to come in and work during a school closure (e.g. provide “child care services” for the community)?
  • Can I benefit from the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program?
  • Do non-contracted employees qualify for unemployment benefits if they are quarantined or the district closes?
  • How does the CARES Act affect me?
  • Q. Are employees required to notify their district if they are feeling symptomatic or test positive for COVID-19?
  • What changes to sick leave were included in the law passed?
  • What changes to sick leave were included in the law passed?
  • What steps are districts required to take to clean/disinfect schools to protect teachers and employees?

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