>>State Officials Issue New School Reopening Guidelines
Pennsylvania officials are issuing new guidelines for safely reopening schools amid the pandemic. Officials say the new guidelines are not a mandate, but meant to aid districts in making decisions to reopen and a blueprint of when to know the need for a transition in instruction models. Under the new guidelines, COVID-19 infection and positive test rates will impact the recommended instruction model for schools from in-person to all virtual learning. Only communities with less than ten new cases per 100-thousand residents over the last week and a positivity rate under five-percent should go forward with in-person learning or opt in for a hybrid model.