There are a number of available resources to keep kids engaged

Online Education

The sad reality of the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic is that it has been a major hindrance to students learning. Whether the reason is because of the technology gap or otherwise, our students must still learn while their school buildings are closed.

To help promote learning at home, many organizations across Pennsylvania have compiled resources to help ensure parents and guardians have what they need to continue to educate their kids. The Pennsylvania Department of Education has provided a list of guidance and resources for school communities across the commonwealth to address frequently asked questions, mental health and wellbeing resources, meal distribution by county, instructional resources and more.

The School District of Philadelphia has released its plan for digital learning for the remainder of the school year, which includes includes grade-level guides, support resources and more.

Students who need Chromebooks can visit this website for more information on picking up a free device. The school district also has a list of Internet access options in the city available here.

Here are learning update messages from other school districts in the 7th Senatorial District:

Our friends at Public Citizens for Children and Youth have a great guide for parents and providers during this time of crisis that is worth checking out as well.

Make no mistake, Senator Hughes understands the difficulties students are facing right now but is hopeful our children can overcome the setbacks that have come with the pandemic. Please call the district office at 215.879.7777 if you have any questions about educational resources. Stay up to date with the latest information on the pandemic at Please do your part to help stop the spread of the virus. Stay safe, stay at home, and don’t forget to wash your hands!

Keeping your distance can break the chain of COVID-19 infection.

Here is guide issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, helping provide clear guidance and direction in response to coronavirus COVID-19. The residents of Philadelphia and its suburbs have been ordered to remain at home as to help prevent spread of coronavirus, find out what that means for you. 

Keep in mind, Philadelphia is regularly updating its website to provide more information and resources on coronavirus COVID-19.  

Montgomery County is doing the same

Here are some reminders about preventing spread of the disease: 

Best practices to plan, prepare for and respond to the coronavirus COVID-19, according to the Centers for Disease Control. 

What are the symptoms of coronavirus? 
Symptoms of the COVID-19 can include: 

  • Fever 
  • Cough 
  • Shortness of breath  

The symptoms may appear in as few as two days or as long as 14 days after exposure. Reported illnesses have ranged from people with little to no symptoms to people being severely ill and dying.  
What to do if you think you have coronavirus COVID-19, according to the CDC

  • Stay home except to get medical care 
  • Separate yourself from other people and animals in your home 
  • Call ahead before visiting your doctor 
  • Wear a facemask if you are sick 
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes 
  • Clean your hands often 
  • Avoid sharing personal household items 
  • Clean all “high-touch” surfaces everyday 

For more details on what to do prevent coronavirus COVID-19 spread, visit the CDCs full list of recommendations.

Read more: CDC recommendations on getting tested for coronavirus 

Coronavirus Information Sheet - click to download.

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