The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was passed by Congress with overwhelming, bipartisan support and signed into law by President Trump on March 27th, 2020. Visit our CARES Act page for more information.

Legal Advisory 2020-07: Student Eligibility for CARES Act Emergency Aid (PDF)

Order Granting Plaintiffs' Motion for Preliminary Injunction (PDF)

Executive Orders

Temporary Suspension of Selected Regulations Related to Cooperative Work Experience Education Due to the COVID-19 State of Emergency (PDF)

Temporary Suspension of Regulations Related to the Deferral of Faculty Obligation Number Penalties (PDF)

Continued Temporary Suspension of Selected Regulations Related to Community College District Fiscal Reporting Due Dates Due to the COVID-19 State of Emergency (PDF)

Temporary Suspension of Regulations Limiting Interim Appointments Due to the COVID-19 State of Emergency (PDF)

Temporary Suspension of Various Specified Grade-Related Regulations Due to the COVID-19 State of Emergency (PDF)

Temporary Suspension of Various Specified Regulations Regarding Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) Expenditure Restrictions Due to the COVID-19 State of Emergency (PDF) 

Temporary Suspension of Regulations Related to Cooperative Work Experience Education to Address the Continuity of Education in Community Colleges During the COVID-19 Declared State of Emergency (PDF)

Temporary Suspension of Regulations related to Community College District Fiscal Reporting Due Dates to Address the Continuity of Education in Community Colleges During the COVID-19 Declared State of Emergency (PDF)

Temporary Suspension of Regulations Related to the Deferral of Faculty Obligation Number Penalties During the COVID-19 Declared State of Emergency (PDF)

Temporary Suspension of Regulations Limiting Interim Appointments to Address the Continuity of Education in Community Colleges During the COVID-19 Declared State of Emergency (PDF)

Temporary Suspension of Various Specified Regulations Regarding Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) Expenditure Restrictions to Address the Continuity of Education During the COVID-19 Declared State of Emergency (PDF)

Temporary Suspension of Various Specified Grade-Related Regulations to Address the Continuity of Education in Community Colleges During the COVID-19 Declared State of Emergency (PDF)

Temporary Suspension of Student Withdrawal Regulations to Address the Continuity of Education in Community Colleges During the COVID-19 Declared State of Emergency (PDF)

Guidance Memos

Updated Guidance on the Chancellor's Office System Wide Prioritization for Real-time Captioning and Closed Caption Support (PDF)

COVID-19 Related Grading Policies, Academic Standing, and Course Cancellations (PDF)

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance – Phase Out of Certain Emergency Allowances for Attendance Accounting Methods and Student Withdrawals (PDF)

New State Guidance for Reopening Colleges and Universities (PDF)

Continuity of Education for Programs Supporting the Essential Workforce (PDF)

System-wide Online Technology Resources for Colleges to Respond to COVID-19 (PDF)

Distance Education Faculty Preparation and COVID-19 (PDF)

Emergency Guidance for AB 705 Implementation (PDF)

Emergency Temporary Correspondence Education Blanket Addendum for Prison/Jail Courses (PDF)

Fall 2020 Emergency Temporary Correspondence Education Blanket Addendum  Request for Prison/Jail Courses (PDF)

Emergency Temporary Distance Education Blanket Addendum for Summer 2020 or Fall 2020 (REVISED) (PDF)

Emergency Guidance for Cooperative Work Experience Education (PDF)

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance – Extension of Fiscal Reporting Due Dates (PDF)

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance - Emergency Protections for Apportionment Calculations (PDF)

COVID-19 Emergency Conditions Allowance (PDF)

Guidance Regarding Potential State Fund Sources of Direct Emergency Aid to Students (PDF)

Flexible Calendar Changes to Reflect Instructional Improvement Activities in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic (PDF)

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance – Deferral of Faculty Obligation Penalties for Fall 2020 (PDF)

Chancellor’s Executive Order 2020-04: In-House and Promotion Recruitment (PDF)

Resources and Responsibilities for Supporting Students with Disabilities during COVID-19 (PDF)

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance - Attendance Accounting Implications and Guidance (revised) (PDF)

Emergency Guidance for Correspondence Education (PDF)

Emergency Guidance for California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) (PDF)

COVID-19 Guidance – REVISED Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) Waivers for Nursing Clinical Hours (PDF)

Emergency Guidance for Extended Opportunity Programs & Services (EOPS) (PDF)

Emergency Temporary Distance Education Blanket Addendum for Summer 2020 or Fall 2020 (PDF)

Emergency Technology Resources for College Responses to COVID-19 (PDF)

Guidance for Transitioning to Online Student Tutoring Due to COVID-19 (PDF)

Grading Policies and Term Extension Guidance Due to COVID-19 Pandemic (PDF)

Preliminary Guidance for Hard-to-Convert Courses (PDF)

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance - Clarification on Apportionments, Withdrawals and Student Fee Refunds (PDF)

COVID-19 Guidance – BRN Requirements for Nursing Clinical Hours (PDF)

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance - Attendance Accounting Implications and Approved Exceptions (PDF)

Updated Guidance Due to Emergency Conditions - Apportionment (PDF)

Since the release of Executive Order 2020-02 and the corresponding ES 20-10 Emergency Grading Policy and Term Extensions Guidance, the California State University and University of California systems have released guidance on allowances they are making to their admissions policies and practices to address the educational disruption of students affected by the COVID-19 crisis. Review their guidance below.

COVID-19 Interim Impacts on CSU Undergraduate Admissions Policies and Practices (PDF)

The University of California's Response to COVID-19: Admissions and Financial Aid (PDF)