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Back to School Recommendations

St. Luke’s University Health Network is committed to helping local school Districts reopen safely for both students and staff. The information on this site is intended to provide recommendations to be used by School Administrators and Medical Directors when updating their health and safety guidelines. We look forward to continuing to work with you to support your safe return to school.

The content contained on this website represents the views and opinions of experts from St. Luke’s University Health Network* and is based on information and guidelines available as of September 1st, 2020. This content is being made available for informational and educational purposes ONLY and is not intended to provide medical or legal advice. The content is not meant to be complete or exhaustive and it should serve as one of many resources used by school districts in developing, refining, implementing, and updating school resocialization plans and protocols. Additionally, resocialization plans and protocols should be reviewed and updated on a regular basis by each school district as information surrounding COVID-19 continues to emerge. School District Administrators should seek the advice of their Medical Director and Solicitor in developing plans before seeking final approval.

Heading back to school in a typical year can be stressful, but school year 2020 will certainly have new challenges.

Join St. Luke's Behavioral Health School-based team for the series "The NEW Back to School" online events. Sessions will be held on Tuesdays in September beginning on September 8th from 6 to 7 pm.

The third session is on Tuesday, September 22nd from 6 to 7 pm. The topic is: “Grief, loss and trauma: Finding your “why” when your passion is “cancelled.” Amie Allanson-Dundon, Network Director, Clinical Therapy Services at St. Luke’s University Health Network, will discuss Grief/Loss/re-inventing yourself and finding your “Why”: When kids lose sports, extracurricular activities, dance, theater, music, band…What can kids, parents and adults alike do to help with the loss of identity due to pandemic.

To register for this live event, please click on the link below:

Each session will be recorded to view at a later date and registration is needed to access the playback.

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If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19, here are recommendations on what to do from our expert care team at St. Luke’s:

Health & Safety Guidelines


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New information regarding COVID-19 continues to emerge. Guidelines from the CDC, PA Department of Health, Pennsylvania Department of Education, New Jersey Department of Education as well as other sources should be reviewed regularly by School Districts to ensure their re-socialization plans are aligned with the most current recommendations.