Skip to comments.Dr. Rachel Levine remains ‘positive and optimistic’ [PA] children will return to schools next month
Posted on 07/23/2020 1:59:36 PM PDT by lightman
Pennsylvanias health secretary said Thursday she expects students will return to classrooms in August. However, Dr. Rachel Levine also said school reopening is closely tied to success in quelling the recent resurgence of cases, which is highly dependent on state residents wearing face masks and following other steps intended to slow the spread of COVID-19.
She said its critical to drive the case counts down now in order for schools to reopen. If we dont do that now, we put [school reopening] in jeopardy.
Levine noted that some school districts are planning a combination of classroom and online education. She further said she expects the state will look at the situation county-by-county rather than make a state-wide decision.
She said were going to stay positive and optimistic that there will be in-person school when school opens in August, and well be working toward that.
Theres presently a state-wide order limiting indoor gatherings to no more than 25 people. But Levine said Thursday she expects exceptions will be made so the limit doesnt interfere with school functions such as cafeteria meals and busing students.
Levine said the state is working on guidance for schools to use when reopening.
Gov. Tom Wolf has said he would consider closing down schools if the resurgence of cases cant be brought under control. But he also said if, new infections remain rampant, many families will keep their children home, and many teachers and staff wont come to work, effectively closing schools even without a closing order.
Testing is potentially a key part of reopening schools, since it can detect people who may be carrying COVID-19 but arent feeling sick.
There are now major delays with test results in Pennsylvania, with much of it blamed on national labs being overwhelmed with tests from other states that are facing major outbreaks. However, Pennsylvanias state lab, which processes tests from high priority setting such as nursing homes, continues to deliver results in 24-48 hours, according to Levine.
Levine was asked Thursday whether school testing could be designated as a high priority, with tests handled by the state lab to ensure fast results.
She said the state lab might be able to handle tests from a school in a certain situation such as a possible outbreak, but the state lab is unable to handle school testing on a state-wide basis.
Dr. "Rachel" Levine.
Name at birth Richard Levine.
Lost something along the way.
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HEsheIT is a control freak, beloved by politicians,
and hated by the communities now controlled,
with removal of Constitutional rights, deemed
problematic in the light of HEsheIT’s hate.
In the background, MOMMY and payoffs from HERSHEY.
Transylvania would be unrecognizable by Ben Franklin.
If he doesn’t specify trigger thresholds, he is lying. Nobody on their side will specify thresholds - it would diminish their absolute control.
That freak shouldn’t be allowed within 100 yrards of any children.
never listen to a dude in a dress
If trannies don’t want me to refer to them by their birth names and pronouns I’ll just call them “hey you”. Works for everyone in theory.
Awww the lovely Ms. Levine........how special......(puke)
oh he definitely lost something..or got it cut off
It is not a doctor. It is trained in child psychology and is nuttier than anyone or anything that it would purport to counsel.
That’s a MAN.
This freak doesnt know its own gender. So I take anything it says very skeptically.
I was standing on a street corner in Chinatown when I called out, Hey, you! Half the crowd turned around and asked, Who me? And the other half turned around!
His name is RICHARD!!! RICHARD!! Rachel is his DREAM NAME!
Pennsylvania is now TRANSylvania!! LOL!!
ALWAYS will be a GUY....MAN...not so sure of that.
He needs to look in his underwear!
Nice of him.
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