Resources for Educators & Parents
Pennsylvania schools remain closed until further notice.
Famlies should follow guidance from their
local school dsitricts on continuity of education.
- CDC strongly discourages children and teens from gathering in public places while their schools are dismissed to help slow the spread of the coronavirus.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Limit time with older adults and those who may be at higher risk for infection.
- Wear a mask when leaving your home - CDC recommends masks for children over the age of two.
- Children with confirmed cases of COVID-19 generally exhibit more mild symptoms than most adults. Reported symptoms in children include cold-like symptoms, such as fever, runny nose, and cough. Vomiting and diarrhea have also been reported.
- Some Pennsylvania school dsitricts are distributing no-cost meals to children 18 and under. Click here for details and where to pick-up meals.
- Help your children stay physically active and socially-connected.
- Talk to your children about coronavirus using these resources.
Keep your children learning
- Be in touch with educators and your local school dsitrict about your children's expectations during school closures.
- Public Television stations in Pennsylvania are offering televised programming for learning at home. Learn more.
- Be engaged with these distance learning resources for STEM, history, civics, and much more.
- The Pennsylvania Department of Education has partnered with organizations across the Commonwealth to offer a collection of resources and support to school districts to keep students learning during school closures. Learn more.
- The Pennsylvania Department of Education has provided guidance for educators during this time. You can review Frequently Asked Questions and access guidance on education.pa.gov.
Child Care Facilities
- The Pennsylvania Department of Health has circulated this guidance for child care facilities in the Commonwealth.