COVID-19 and HIPAA Resources

Updated: January 11, 2021












SES Reopening Plan

Social Story for Wearing a Mask

The Hogan Administration's COVID-19 Response

In English

The Hogan Administration's COVID-19 Response

In Spanish


Plain Language Booklet on Coronavirus

Spanish Plain Language Booklet on Coronavirus  


This easy to read booklet about the Coronavirus is written in both English and Spanish. It was written by and for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). It focuses on “need to know” information (not “nice to know” information).  Please share it widely.

How to Explain COVID-19 to a Child with Anxiety.


Social Story on COVID-19


COVID 19 Resource:


Coronavirus (COVID-19): What to Talk About with Your Child

COVID-19 & HIPAA Bulletin:

HHS has released some new guidance regarding limited waivers of HIPAA sanctions and penalties during this incident, including telehealth. If you have questions about this guidance, please contact your counsel. If you don't have local counsel, Dawn Croinin (, may be able to assist you with some general questions related to this guidance. 


We ask that partners share 2-1-1 Maryland with your community stakeholders through your social media and other communication channels. 2-1-1 Maryland is able to provide Maryland citizens with information regarding various resources (including feeding options for non-students).

Maryland Individuals:
Call 2-1-1 or visit  


Mental Health:  

The Maryland Department of Health has an FAQ for maintaining mental health during this State of Emergency.


Uninsured Marylanders:

Maryland Health Connection opened a new special enrollment period for uninsured Marylanders. 

Maryland Schools Providing Meals for Students (Locations):
Families may find a location by visiting

SES Re-Opening Plan Revised 10-13-2020-1