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NCSL staff and child welfare experts expect many older youth in the child welfare system will experience disruptions in their lives due to social distancing measures necessary to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, many older youth and young adults who have recently exited the system will contend with housing and economic instability, including those who’ve lost their home or income as a result of college and university closures. NCSL developed a chart that contains federal guidance, directives and opportunities and examples of how states are addressing COVID-19’s impact on vulnerable older youth and young adults. As of April 3, no state has introduced legislation directly addressing these issues. You can access the chart below.