September 30, 2021
Pennsylvania’s education and public health officials today provided an update on their strategy to safely continue in-person instruction this fall.
State officials from the Departments of Health and Education said they continue to follow critical public health precautions to keep students in school. They also said they are facing a shortage of bus drivers due to the pandemic.
“The combination of ongoing testing, masking, and vaccinations will help keep students learning in the classroom this school year,” Acting Health Secretary Alison Beam said during a press briefing today.
During the week of September 22, 2020, there were 745 COVID-19 cases in school-aged kids compared to 7,357 cases during the same week in 2021, Acting Secretary Beam said. She said the state is providing guidance to schools with the latest public health recommendations.
Here’s what you should know from today’s media briefing:
HAP will continue to monitor COVID-19 public health developments and provide updates to members. More information about today’s briefing is available online.
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