Clerc Center continues to monitor the worldwide COVID-19 (2019 novel coronavirus) outbreak. This website contain essential information for all campus audiences.

If you have any questions, please email
This email account is monitored by members of the COVID-19 response team.

Gallaudet 24/7
COVID-19 Call Center

We are here to help 24/7, in both ASL and English.
(202) 779-9662 videophone
(202) 651-5555 text/voice
All information will be kept confidential.

KDES and MSSD Learning Resources

MSSD and KDES teachers have worked hard to create a collection of resources in order to provide learning opportunities that you and your children can explore at home. Some are games and fun for the whole family; others are deeper learning experiences that students can navigate on their own. We will continue to expand our library on the learning portal and will adapt and modify our offerings over time. Enjoy these educational activities–from our screens to yours!

Kendall Demonstration Elementary School

Model Secondary School for the Deaf


How are international students’ non-resident taxes calculated?
If they have lived in the U.S. for less than five years, payroll tax deductions will be calculated at the...
Is this (International students working for Gallaudet remotely) permissible under immigration regulations?
According to an FAQ by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), a division of the Department of Homeland...
Can student workers who have returned to their country continue working for Gallaudet?
They can still work remotely until the end of the summer session, which is August 24, 2020.
COVID-19 Clerc Aid Fund #CLERCAID

Your support will help us ensure that all our students have a chance to be safe and healthy, and to continue the pursuit of their education.

Text or donate here. Text CLERCAID to 41444 or donate here.

Seeking Medical Care

Seeking Medical Care: Staff and Faculty

Staff and faculty who feel ill should see their health care provider. It is important to contact your health care provider before going in, for your own protection, the protection of other patients, and the protection of your health care providers.

Seeking Medical Care: Students

Students who have paid the health center fee and who feel ill may visit the Student Health Service. DO NOT WALK IN; it is imperative that you call the Student Health Service at 202-651-5090 or email for further direction. This is for your own protection, the protection of other patients, and the protection of SHS staff.

Safety & Prevention Tips

Tips for everyone
Hand-washing in ASL
Myths and Facts in ASL
Preventing COVID-19: The Three Cs
  • Clean: Wash and sanitize your hands often.
  • Cover: Cough and sneeze into your elbow.
  • Contain: Stay home if you are sick.
Testing for COVID-19

You will be tested only if you meet the current CDC criteria. The criteria include recent travel to mainland China within 14 days, contact with a known case,  a fever, or symptoms of respiratory illness. Consult your health care provider for further details.

Additional Health Information