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Guidance: Resuming In-Person Instruction

Guidance is available to aid in safely resuming in-person instruction at colleges, universities, seminaries, trade schools, and adult basic education programs across Pennsylvania. This guidance includes general considerations to support healthy, safe, and inclusive learning environments when resuming in-person instruction, operations, services, and activities. This preliminary guidance was informed by input and feedback from institutional leaders representing all sectors and regions of the commonwealth's postsecondary landscape, and incorporates existing federal and state public health and safety recommendations, and may change as new information becomes available.

This guidance offers two sections:

  • Section I: Phased Strategies, Expectation, and Considerations for Safely Resuming In-Person Instruction in Pennsylvania
  • Section II: Guidance and Recommended Practices for Resuming In-Person Instruction and Other Routine Operations at Postsecondary Institutions in Pennsylvania

Download the Preliminary Guidance for Resuming In-Person Instruction at Postsecondary Education Institutions and Adult Education Programs (PDF), or access each section of the plan via the boxes on this page.

Resources

Governor's Emergency Education Relief Funds

Governor Tom Wolf is dedicating approximately $28 million to postsecondary institutions and adult basic education providers to assist them in implementing public health and safety plans and help them resume operations in the fall of 2020. Access more information about this funding, including a list of schools and their associated disbursement amounts.

County and Municipal Health Departments

Access a list of county and municipal health department websites in Pennsylvania, compiled and housed on the Pennsylvania Department of Health's website.

What’s New

A summary of information added to PDE’s COVID-19 website, updated weekly with date stamps, brief descriptions, and direct links to the information.