COVID-19 Supplies

Updated 4/8/2021, 9:30 a.m. CDT

The Midwestern Higher Education Compact is monitoring the evolution of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) and will continue to monitor the situation closely in the coming weeks. Health and safety are our top priority. We all find ourselves in an unpredictable and ever-changing situation. The information on this page and our archived page are intended to be informative but not all inclusive. We know that many organizations are providing resources and information, our hope is not to clutter and confuse things. Please let us know if there is something you would like us to add or that you would like to know by sending an email to:

Latest News

Spring 2021

Fall 2020

Emerging Policies and Practices

Teaching Online


Institutional Financial Considerations

Additional Concerns

Higher Education Publications

The Chronicle of Higher Education, free access to breaking-news updates

Complete coverage
Best advice on teaching online during the pandemic
Private Facebook discussion group
Running tracker of the latest developments
Coping with Coronavirus, How faculty members can support students in traumatic times

Inside Higher Ed, Latest Coronavirus News

MHEC Specific Programs

MHEC's program teams have provided resources and information related to COVID-19. Program areas include insurance, military credit, student health, technology, and procurement.

lnsurance (Master Property Program and MHECare Student Insurance Solutions)

Resources to support questions regarding potential insurance solutions and strategies.

Military-Connected Students and GI Bill (MHEC's Multi-State Collaborative on Military Credit)

The GI Bill has several educational benefits, including housing allowances for students at residential institutions. Since many campuses are switching to online instruction, it was unclear what will happen to these benefits as of 3/19/2020. These benefits were officially continued regardless of emergency measures taken by schools on 3/22/2020.   

Technology (MHEC Technology Contracts)

Technology resources to support COVID-19 planning and preparation.

Government/National Health Organizations

Links to government and national resources in response to COVID-19.

U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

World Health Organization (WHO)

John Hopkins University & Medicine

Federal Government Updates

Overviews of and links to federal and state actions in response to COVID-19’s impact on higher education, students and families, as well as advocacy and guidance from higher education organizations.

United States Department of Education (USDE)

National Higher Education Responses, Guidance, and Advocacy