The Pennsylvania Department of Education announced this afternoon (Monday, March 30) that schools across the commonwealth will remain closed indefinitely.
Today’s announcement comes on the heels of a White House decision to extend federal social distancing guidelines through April 30 and as Gov. Tom Wolf adds more counties to the state’s stay-at-home order in an effort to thwart the coronavirus. The initial order applied to seven Pennsylvania counties, but has since spread to a total of 26, including Lehigh and Northampton.
Last week, state Secretary of Education Pedro Rivera set April 9 as a tentative return date for students, but it now seems unlikely that schools will reopen in early April. Lehigh Career & Technical Institute is gearing up to launch an eLearning initiative that will allow our students to continue their studies remotely.