PA Health Secretary Unveils New Metric For School Reopening

PA Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine, and Education Secretary Pedro Rivera Monday unveiled a new metric to help school districts decide how to open this fall.

Counties will be classified based on their case counts as low, moderate, or substantial. The classification will be based on infections-per-100,000 residents and the percent positive rate.

Schools classified low or moderate are free to provide in-school instruction or a hybrid, which most districts have embraced.

Currently, only Union County is considered substantial.

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