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HARRISBURG, PA (Nov. 23, 2020) – PSEA President Rich Askey issued the following statement in response to Gov. Tom Wolf’s order today requiring public schools in counties with critical levels of COVID-19 spread to enforce strict health and safety rules:
“The governor’s action today is an important step in the right direction, requiring school districts with substantial levels of community spread to adhere to strict safety rules when responding to cases of COVID-19 at school. The health and safety of students, staff, and their families must be our top priority.
“PSEA continues to call on school district leaders to follow all of the state’s public health guidelines without exception. Doing so remains the best strategy for slowing the spread of this virus and keeping all our students, staff, and their families safe.”
Askey is a Harrisburg music teacher and the president of PSEA. An affiliate of the National Education Association, PSEA represents about 180,000 active and retired educators and school employees, student teachers, higher education staff, and health care workers in Pennsylvania.