HARRISBURG (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - The Pennsylvania Department of Education announced Wednesday that elementary and secondary schools in the commonwealth can resume in-person instruction and activities beginning July 1.
Schools must be located in the state’s yellow or green phase in order to resume.
Schools must develop a health and safety plan that are in accordance with guidelines from the CDC and the PA Department of Health.
Postsecondary institutions and adult basic education programs may resume June 5 following the development of a health and safety plan.
“Educators, students and caregivers have done a remarkable job as we all navigate through this pandemic,” added Secretary Rivera. “Now we need to direct our energy to focus on how to resume instruction in the 2020-21 school year. We fully expect students to return to classrooms in some capacity and are confident that schools will use this guidance to build a framework that best meets the unique needs of their students and communities.”