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The implications of COVID-19 are far reaching. Institutions are moving quickly to establish new practices and policy exceptions around their actions to move courses and services online or to other remote delivery for the foreseeable future. Below are resources to help you navigate this situation with new items marked as NEW.

#AACRAO2020 Cancellation FAQs
Updated: April 3, 2020

Voluntary guidance providing general parameters to follow when implementing practice and policy changes

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Student Displacement - Medical Outbreaks on Campus

Case studies on handling campus-based medical outbreaks.

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An excerpt from Student Displacement: A Guide for Higher Education Administrators
Web Resources

The following resources provide timely information:

For the Record - an AACRAO podcast

COVID Situations

A discussion of the registrars role as institutions manage this crisis.

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Emergency Management and You

Get a glimpse into the public safety and emergency response world.

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Downloadable Resources
American College Health Association

Preparing for COVID-19

Department of Education - Student Privacy Policy Office

FERPA & COVID-19 March 12, 2020

Department of Education - Student Privacy Policy Office

FERPA & Virtual Learning March 2020

Office of Postsecondary Education


Office of Postsecondary Education

COVID-19 Guidance

Office of Postsecondary Education

Information for Accrediting Agencies Regarding Temporary Flexibilities Provided to Coronavirus Impacted Institutions or Accrediting Agencies March 17, 2020

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and Potential Procedural Adaptations for F and M Nonimmigrant Students March 9, 2020

World Health Organization

Getting your workplace ready for COVID-19

The Coronavirus: Implications and Recommendations for Admissions and Registrars Offices
An AACRAO Webinar
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