On March 21, 2020, Governor Lamont issued Executive Order 7I, Protection of Public Health and Safety During COVID-19 Pandemic and Response – Municipal Operations and Availability of Assistance and Healthcare. Through this Executive Order, the Governor permits the Commissioner of Education to temporarily waive any requirements included in Connecticut’s student data privacy laws, Conn. Gen. Stat. §§ 10-234aa through 10-234dd, “in order to provide quality online educational opportunities to students” while schools are closed during the pandemic. We await more information from the Commissioner of Education concerning which elements of the student data privacy laws will be waived and we will provide additional information as soon as it becomes available.

Please continue to monitor ctschoollaw.com for updates concerning COVID-19 or you may visit our COVID-19 Resource Center. If you have specific questions about online learning tools and contract requirements, please contact Chris Tracey at ctracey@goodwin.com or Gwen J. Zittoun at gzittoun@goodwin.com.