Pennsylvania schools to remain closed indefinitely

As part of Pennsylvania’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, schools will remain closed indefinitely.

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.

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