COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Resources

Our Response to COVID-19

Updated: 13 July 2020

As part of our ongoing commitment to OSA’s global community, we have successfully launched all-virtual meetings and events during the course of the covid-19 pandemic. We have provided high-quality technical content to our members and customers worldwide in meetings that have attracted tens of thousands of attendees. The live and pre-recorded presentations are made available to registrants to accommodate different time zones and participants have engaged with speakers on unique networking platforms. Our We Are On initiative has offered virtual events on topics ranging from scientific research to professional development. We encourage you to join us in upcoming virtual meetings and events as we step up our efforts 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



12:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC - 05:00)

Immersive Optical Engineering Systems

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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC - 05:00)

Visible Light Communications for 5G-and-beyond

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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC - 05:00)

Diffraction Induced Entanglement Losses

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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.