Message from the Secretary of Education – March 20, 2020

Published On: March 23, 2020Categories: News

Good afternoon,

We just updated our School Closure Guidance page to include more information on a variety of important topics.

School Closure Guidance and additional resources are available on our website:

Additionally, the following statement was issued last evening (March 19, 2020) to provide clarification regarding essential staff involved in meal preparation and distribution to students during the COVID-19 response efforts:

Governor Wolf’s order calling on all non-life-sustaining businesses in Pennsylvania to close their physical locations as of 8 p.m., March 19, does not prohibit school districts from continuing to offer food services to children during the statewide school closure. LEAs may continue to bring in essential employees involved in the preparation and distribution of meals for children.



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