PA Schools Ready

Information surrounding how the COVID-19 outbreak impacts education is rapidly evolving. To receive up-to-date information, notifications and alerts, sign up for PSBA's text alert system by texting PSBA to 31996 or downloading myPSBA mobile from your app store.

Coronavirus Preparedness Guidance

In the last few weeks, the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), which causes the respiratory illness COVID-19, has become a topic of concern nationwide. Being proactive is key to prevention and mitigation.

Below, you will find a list of resources on all aspects of preparedness, including guidance on communication planning, policy, emergency management and disease control. Use these resources to help you make decisions regarding the safety and health of those in your school district.

I. PSBA Coronavirus Updates

II. Communications

PSBA Crisis Communications, a member benefit supported by The Donovan Group is available 24/7 at no cost to PSBA member districts, for guidance on how to communicate with communities, families and the media. Communication templates available here.

III. FAQ Updates

IV. Finance & Funding

V. Legal & Policy Insights

VI. News Updates

Information on potential PPE fraud scheme
Criminal actors continue to use the pandemic to target the healthcare sector through fraudulent schemes, including a recent PPE fraud scheme. Indicators include unsolicited advertisements for PPE, the request to contact an FBI asset verification line, and/or vendors who claim they possess a substantially large amount of PPE. There is no FBI asset verification line, and the FBI is not involved in the sale of PPE. Fraudulent activity can be reported to tips@pa.gov.

From the Office of the Governor

Pennsylvania Department of Education

Pennsylvania Department of Health

Other Educational Entities

VII. Disease Management

VIII. Additional Questions?

Please use the form below to submit any additional questions about coronavirus preparedness.