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​Preliminary Guidance

Resuming In-Person Instruction at Postsecondary Education Institutions and Adult Education Programs

Preliminary 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. The guidance incorporates existing federal and state public health and safety recommendations, and may change as new information becomes available.

This plan is divided into 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.

Visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health website for links to county and municipal health department websites in Pennsylvania.