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    Information for CGS Members on Coronavirus

    This page is designed to provide information on COVID-19 that may be relevant to your graduate programs and students. As this public health situation evolves, CGS may begin adding links to CGS member resources and communications.



    April 15 Statement


    Federal Agency Guidance (please note these are subject to updates/changes)


    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):


    Guidance for Institutions of Higher Education with Students Participating in International Travel or Study Abroad Programs


    Interim Guidance for Administrators of US Institutions of Higher Education






    Department of Homeland Security:


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


    COVID-19: Guidance for SEVP Stakeholders


    USCIS Temporarily Suspends Routine In-Person Services






    Department of Education:


    COVID-19 ("Coronavirus") Information and Resources for Schools and School Personnel








    National Science Foundation:


    Interim Guidance for Travel, Merit Review Panels, and NSF-Sponsored Meetings


    RAPID Research on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

    Dear Colleague Letter (DCL)

    NSF Supporting Research to Address Coronavirus Disease blog




    National Institutes of Health:


    General Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)- Proposal Submission and Award Management Related to COVID-19








    University Responses

    • APLU offers general guidance as well as a list of responses from its member institutions to the virus.


    Additional Resources on International Issues


    Additional Resources on Student Financial Aid Issues

    • National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) maintains information related to COVID-19 on their Today’s News page.


    CGS COVID-19 Legislative and Regulatory Updates

    This resource hub includes resources on federal legislative and regulatory actions related to COVID-19, in addition to highlighting letters CGS has signed requesting specific actions to Congress and the Administration.

    • Summary of higher education and research provisions in the CARES Act
    • Table of individual legislative proposals to address COVID-19


    To submit a resource for consideration, please email Matthew Linton


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