Responding to COVID-19

As higher education works to establish a new sense of normalcy following the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Council on Education has assembled a variety of resources to help campus leaders, students, and parents make informed decisions about their ​ immediate needs, spring 2​021 classes, and beyond.

For the latest official guidance and considerations, please refer to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's website.

Rapid-Response Webinars

ACE webinars and recordings for campus leaders responding to COVID-19.

Federal Advocacy

Read more about ACE's COVID-19 federal advocacy work on the COVID-19 Policy Developments page.

ACE Issue Brief Suggests Framework for Campus Vaccination Requirement Questions

The brief explores issues such as whether institutions can require students to be vaccinated with COVID-19 vaccines approved in the U.S., and some of the questions involved in making the decision to do so.

American Rescue Plan Act of 2021: Simulated Distribution of Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds

The act ​provides almost $40 billion in funds for colleges and universities to support the overwhelming costs that institutions and students face in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.​​​ These sortable, searchable databases are a simulation of how ED might distribute the emergency funds for public and private nonprofit and proprietary institutions.

Statement by ACE President Ted Mitchell on Final Congressional Passage of COVID-19 Relief Legislation

The COVID-19 relief measure is a win for students and higher education institutions hit hard by the pandemic.

Related Resources

Up-to-the-minute COVID-19 resources for the higher education community, also in the ACE news room.

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