Coronavirus Guidance for Colleges
The novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, is a rapidly changing global health issue. This page is devoted to resources that specifically address college and university business office operations and responses to disruptions caused by coronavirus.
Updates on NACUBO's advocacy, relief strategies, and congressional action can be found here. A list of news articles featuring input from NACUBO experts is available here.
Updates from NACUBO
Telephone Town Halls. Find an archive of recorded Telephone Town Halls and information about upcoming sessions here.
COVID-19 Webcast Series. NACUBO has produced two COVID-19 webcast series to help members respond to the managerial, financial, and public health impacts of coronavirus:
- Strategic Leadership Series: Managing Through a Crisis
- Unprecedented Times: Responding to the COVID-19 Crisis
Federal Guidance for Colleges and Universities
Federal agencies have regularly been publishing guidance to deal with emerging compliance questions:
Employer and Tax Relief Guidance
A collection of resources and guidance to help navigate various tax and employer benefits can be found here. The page includes guidance on topics including tax credits and deferrals, SBA low-interest loans for small employers, CARES Act loans for mid-size employers, and others.
Department of Education Guidance
The Department of Education has issued guidance on to help institutions respond to the coronavirus crisis. A collection of such guidance can be found here. This page contains resources on Title IV compliance, Federal Work Study, FERPA, and related issues.
Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Guidance
- Considerations for Institutes of Higher Education (Updated 5/21/20)
- Resources for higher education institutions
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Guidance
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Guidance
- FEMA has simplified the Public Assistance application in response to coronavirus. If President Trump has issued a major disaster declaration for your state, you can go to this site for more information and to apply for assistance.
Research Grant Guidance
COGR is regularly posting updated guidance from federal research agencies specific to award impact here.
Other Human Resources and Labor Guidance
CUPA-HR is regularly posting updated guidance related to labor and the workplace here.
The Knight Commission has released guidelines and considerations for decisions to reopen college sports here.
The NCAA Division 1 Council has offered a waiver for fall sports, except football, allowing for only a minimum of 50% of required contests to take place.
Online Community. Through your NACUBO account, NACUBO members from institutions of higher education have access to unique listservs where you can share content, make contacts, and generate discussions with your colleagues. You can subscribe to as many topics as you wish. Join the conversation now and set your personal communication preferences to receive notifications in real time or on a daily basis. There are communities for accountants, bursars, community college business officers, sustainability, VA processes, and more.
NACUBO Member Polling. NACUBO will be conducting a variety of polls and surveys that measure the impact of the crisis on institutional finances and potential recovery options. On the COVID-19 Research page, you can find summaries of these data collection efforts, and, when polls and surveys are open, opportunities for NACUBO members to participate.
Resources from NACUBO Business Partners
During this period of tremendous uncertainty and change, NACUBO’s business partners have shared information about new resources and opportunities that may help you find solutions and develop new ways of doing business on campus.