Resources for Educators & Parents

Pennsylvania schools remain closed until further notice. 

Famlies should follow guidance from their
local school dsitricts on continuity of education. 


Help slow the spread

  • 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. 

Your child's health

  • 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. 


Access Resources

  • 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.

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Child Care Facilities 

  • The Pennsylvania Department of Health has circulated this guidance for child care facilities in the Commonwealth.