Pittsburgh Public Schools rolls out proposed health, safety plan

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Public Schools is preparing for the fall semester and rolled out its proposed health and safety plan on Monday.

The plans are in place to keep students and staff safe when kids go back to class five days a week in August.

Working to keep students and staff safe during the COVID-19 era, the plan includes socially distanced classrooms with three feet between students and six feet between adults, when possible. Masks will be required for everyone inside district buildings, but they will not have to be worn outside or while playing sports.

In addition, the district will have safety signs posted and buildings will be deep cleaned and sanitized each evening.

The district will also show an effort to vaccinate the school community, which includes providing access to vaccines for all staff and students who are eligible for the vaccine in grades 6-12.

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Parents are asked to weigh in on the plan at a public hearing scheduled one week from today.

The school board will vote and finalize the plan at a meeting on July 28.

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