Despite the mask, more than 3 million Pennsylvanians are breathing a little easier because they’re fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is even loosening some restrictions.

Now that Congress has passed the new COVID relief plan, state and local governments are learning whether they can use the money for roads and county health bureaus.

Pennsylvania elementary and secondary schools are set to receive more than $2 billion dollars in federal pandemic relief funds. A portion will be distributed throughout the Lehigh Valley.

The state has updated its guidelines to allow elementary schools across Pennsylvania to reopen for in-person learning by the end of the month.

Elementary schools in Pennsylvania could re-open at the end of this month, even as the coronavirus pandemic rages on.


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