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05/30/2020

Sec. of Health Dr. Levine Meets with Future Health Care Professionals to Talk about COVID-19

Harrisburg, PA – Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine today met virtually with high school students from Susquehanna County Career and Technical Center (CTC) to talk about the COVID-19 pandemic as part of Governor Wolf’s Schools That Teach Tour. The class of 10th, 11th and 12th graders are all pursuing a career in the health care field after graduation.

“The COVID-19 pandemic is a new threat that we are learning more about each day,” Dr. Levine said. “As we continue to find more information about this virus, it is imperative that we provide updates regularly, whether it be to the public or to classrooms of future health care professionals. It is essential that we have these conversations so we can continue protect the health of Pennsylvanians for generations to come.”

The Schools That Teach tour celebrates the teaching and learning taking place in Pennsylvania classrooms every day and provides a forum for communities across the state to discuss how to create and improve educational opportunities for students, regardless of their zip code. More information on the Schools That Teach program can be found here

As of 12:00 a.m., May 30, there are 680 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 71,415. All 67 counties in Pennsylvania have cases of COVID-19.

There are 5,537 total deaths attributed to COVID-19, an increase of 73 new deaths. County-specific information and a statewide map are available here

For the latest information for individuals, families, businesses and schools, visit “Responding to COVID-19” on pa.gov.

The Wolf Administration stresses the role Pennsylvanians play in helping to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Cover any coughs or sneezes with your elbow, not your hands.
  • Clean surfaces frequently.
  • Stay home to avoid spreading COVID-19, especially if you are unwell.
  • If you must go out for a life-sustaining reason, please wear a mask.

All Pennsylvania residents are encouraged to sign up for AlertPA, a text notification system for health, weather, and other important alerts like COVID-19 updates from commonwealth agencies. Residents can sign up online at www.ready.pa.gov/BeInformed/Signup-For-Alerts.

MEDIA CONTACT:  Nate Wardle, Health, 717-787-1783

EDITOR’S NOTE: Full video of Dr. Levine’s conversation with the students can be found here.

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