July 16, 2020
This afternoon, the Pennsylvania Departments of Health and
Education will release updated
health guidance for school leaders to use when crafting Health and Safety
Plans for the resumption of in-person instruction. This guidance is comprised
of endorsed best practices for public health, and builds on prior iterations of
school reopening guidance distributed by PDE.
This work was informed by the conversations that members of
the team at PDE have had with many of you over the past several weeks. I
know there continues to be great uncertainty regarding the pandemic and its
impact on our communities, but I am hopeful that this health-focused guidance
will serve as an additional resource to help you plan.
Thank you for all you continue to do in serving your
students, staff, and communities.