“We’ve been having discussions with all 13 Bucks County superintendents for months now, twice a week, and we all decided it was important we have a framework to work off," Dr. David Damsker, director of the county's health department, said.
Damsker says their guidelines are non-binding — each district can come up with its own plan — but he says one of the important guidelines is getting parents to keep sick kids home from school.
“For the foreseeable future, we have to say, 'Hey, I know my child’s sick. I know it’s going to be an inconvenience for me, but we need to keep this child, and that way we can keep schools opened.' And everybody needs to take that responsibility,” he said.