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An outbreak of a coronavirus, Covid-19, was first identified in the city of Wuhan, China. It was confirmed to be a novel (new) virus on Jan. 7, 2020. Since then, there have been more than 500,000 cases worldwide. See this dashboard for the latest statistics

The UFT is closely monitoring the outbreak and will do everything in its power to help members protect themselves.

Latest updates

Modified graduation requirements: The State Education Department announced on April 7 that students affected by the cancellation of the June Regents exams will be able to graduate without making them up. Read the modified graduation requirements »

Remote teaching during spring break: The DOE issued guidance to teachers and related service providers on remote teaching during the spring break. Read the guidance for speech teachers and occupational and physical therapists and for teachers »

Attendance policies: The DOE issued detailed memos on how schools should monitor student and staff attendance during remote learning. Read the guidance on student attendance and staff attendance »

Guidance on videoconferencing: The DOE no longer permits the use of Zoom as a videoconferencing platform. Educators using Zoom should cease as soon as possible and migrate to Microsoft Teams or Google. Read the guidance »