COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Resources

Our Response to COVID-19

Updated: 8 May 2020

OSA is focused on keeping our global community safe, informed and connected during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. We remain committed to providing the support our members and customers expect from us and maintaining business operations to deliver new and ongoing programs, products, meetings and services virtually. As we continue to adapt to the new reality, alongside you, OSA is prepared to be a resource to you.

This page will be routinely updated. If you have any questions or have a resource you’d wish to add please contact our customer service department, open from 08:30 to 18:00 (East Coast Time) Monday through Friday, by visiting our Help Center, or by calling Tel: +1 202.416.1907 (Worldwide) or 1.800.766.4672 (US/Canada).

Meetings Updates

Visit meetings pages to learn how OSA Meetings are pivoting to convene during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Upcoming Webinars - We Are n


Making the case on Capitol Hill
Letters from OSA, the National Photonics Initiative, and other science coalitions have argued for support for research and universities in congressional COVID-19 relief packages.


Protect Your Company Interests in an Uncertain Period
COVID-19 is a public health issue with far reaching impacts on the economy and business. Browse Harvard Business School resources to help adjust your operations and support employees through this time of uncertainty.
Do You Qualify for COVID-19 Funding?
From corporations to government, from institutions to non-profits, there are an increasing number of funding opportunities available for those working in COVID-19 research areas. View a list of opportunities, curated from Johns Hopkins University.

OSA Publishing

Support for authors, reviewers, and readers
OSA Publishing is working with its different stakeholders to keep the publishing process as smooth and efficient as possible.

A message to librarians
Information on alternative remote-access options, print issue delivery and claims policies during the pandemic emergency.

OSA Foundation

Retooling opportunities in a challenging time [PDF]
A special message from OSAF Board of Directors Chair Alexander Sawchuk.

Education & Enrichment for Kids

Videos: Science, stories, history
For enrichment during the lockdown period, our video library includes fun experiments to try at home, educational TV and more.

Optics activities for the home
Our classroom resources include easy and fun, hands-on experiments for kids of all ages, adaptable for home education.