On Sunday, the Bucks County Commissioners and Bucks County Health Department Director Dr. David Damsker released school health and safety guidance, in FAQ format, to the county’s school districts as they prepare to reopen for the fall semester.
The COVID-related recommendations are not binding, as it is up to each district to set its own policy. The county urges school officials to remain cognizant of the changing landscape of the COVID-19 pandemic, and to be prepared to adjust their policies and practices as conditions improve or worsen.
“While some may be looking for County-wide mandates, neither the Bucks County Commissioners nor the BCHD can dictate to independently-elected school boards or school district superintendents how to manage their schools or students. Further, the BCHD cannot provide legal advice to school districts. Any BCHD school guidance is strictly advisory, though all state and federal guidelines acknowledge and recommend the
importance of working in collaboration with local health
authorities to create these plans,” it says as part of the intro of the informational document.
You can read the document by clicking here