The state has updated its guidelines to allow elementary schools across Pennsylvania to reopen for in-person learning by the end of the month.

Elementary schools in Pennsylvania could re-open at the end of this month, even as the coronavirus pandemic rages on.

The Wolf administration now recommends schools in counties with “substantial spread” of COVID-19 — which includes a positivity rate over 10% or incidents per 100,00 residents over 100 — use a remote instruction model only.
All but four of the 67 counties are now seeing substantial spread of the coronavirus.

COVID cases are skyrocketing in the Commonwealth and both Lehigh and Northampton counties have been moved to the state’s highest alert level – substantial transmission. WLVR’s Tyler Pratt reports, educators are calling on school districts to return to remote learning.

COVID cases in the Bethlehem Area School District continue to rise incrementally By Tyler Pratt September 16, 2020 COVID-19 cases in the Bethlehem Area School District continue to rise incrementally, with five cases across four schools reported this week. The district is currently one of the few in the Lehigh Valley publicly reporting cases – […]


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