Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has extended school closures and other statewide mandated COVID-19 mitigation efforts an additional two weeks.
Wolf’s initial order on Friday, March 13th closed schools for two weeks beginning Monday, March 16th. This new order will keep schools closed until at least Monday, April 6th.
According to the Pennsylvania Department of Education, when it is determined that students can return, districts will be given two days to prepare classrooms, adjust food service, and schedule transportation. Until then, the state’s 29 Intermediate Units are available to provide technical assistance as education continues for all students.
Governor Wolf also placed seven counties under a stay-at-home directive including neighboring Allegheny County.