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COVID-19 Information and Updates

Coronavirus

In conjunction with federal, state and local agencies, DPS is responding to the outbreak of COVID-19, the disease caused by 2019 novel coronavirus. We have compiled a list of links to help you stay informed.

Important phone numbers

  • Academic, counselor and Exceptional Children support: (919) 560-2505
  • Information Technology: (919) 560-3837
  • Food services (including meal distribution): (919) 560-3657
  • Spanish-language support: (919) 560-2510
  • Employee support: (919) 560-2000, ext. 21548

DPS Response/Information

  • Message from the Superintendent | 4/5/20 | CLICK HERE
  • DPS Ignite! Remote Learning Parent Letter | 4/4/20 | CLICK HERE
  • Update on Meal Distribution for Durham Public Schools | 4/2/20 | CLICK HERE
  • COVID-19 Update (DPS COVID-19 confirmed case) | 4/2/20 | CLICK HERE
  • DPS Foundation Family Meal Distribution | CLICK HERE
  • DPS Parent & Guardian Curriculum Resources (Student Activities) | 3/22/20 | CLICK HERE
  • DPS Supplemental Learning, Meals Plan | 3/17/20 | CLICK HERE
  • DPS Foundation Food Relief & Student Support Volunteer Sign-Up | 3/18/20 | CLICK HERE
  • DPS COVID-19 Closure Plan | 3/13/20 | CLICK HERE
  • DPS will close to students (Effective 3/16/20) | CLICK HERE
  • DPS Foundation coordinates community donations | 3/14/20 | CLICK HERE
  • SAT Administration | Canceled | 3/14/20 | CLICK HERE
  • DPS strengthens response to COVID-19 | 3/12/20 | CLICK HERE
  • DPS Evening of Entertainment | Canceled | 3/12/20 | CLICK HERE
  • DPS Pandemic Plan Overview | 3/11/20 |  CLICK HERE
  • Emergency DPS Board of Education Meeting | Streamed Live | March 11, 2020 | CLICK HERE TO WATCH
  • Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) What Durham Public Schools Parents Should Know | CLICK HERE
  • DPS has a plan for Coronavirus | CLICK HERE
  • DPS Coronavirus Update | 3/3/20 CLICK HERE


State and Local Response/Information

  • Durham Mayor Issues Stay-At-Home Order starting 3/26 | 3/25/20 | CLICK HERE
  • Executive Order 120 closes K-12 public school statewide through May 15 | 3/23/20 | CLICK HERE
  • State school board votes to cancel tests amid coronavirus closure | 3/23/20 | CLICK HERE
  • Governor Cooper Issues Executive Order to Close Sit-Down Service at Restaurants | 3/17/20 | CLICK HERE
  • State of Emergency Declared in Durham County | 3/15/20 | CLICK HERE
  • Governor Cooper Issues Executive Order Closing K-12 Public Schools | 3/14/20 | CLICK HERE
  • North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) COVID-19 Update | 3/12/20 | CLICK HERE
  • COVID-19 Case Count in North Carolina | CLICK HERE
  • Governor Cooper Declares State Of Emergency To Respond To Coronavirus | 3/10/20 | CLICK HERE
  • Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Response in North Carolina | CLICK HERE
  • North Carolina Identifies First Case of COVID-19 | CLICK HERE

National Response/Information

  • Coronavirus Disease 2019: CDC is responding to the novel coronavirus outbreak | CLICK HERE


NC COVID-19 Assistance

  • NC 2-1-1 is now available 24/7 as a resource for assistance related to COVID-19. Dial 2-1-1 to get connected to resources in your community and text COVIDNC to 898211 to get alerts on the North Carolina’s COVID-19 updates.
  • 1-866-462-3821