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WLVT - TV -Lehigh Valley Children's Centers have been running in-person classroom instruction throughout the pandemic, even as the region was under stay-at-home orders. The organization's front-line workers say they've learned a few things about operating classrooms safely.

"Lehigh Valley Children's Centers actually opened up several locations during the waiver period for essential and life sustaining employees," said Jessika Nasatka, vice president of early education and child care programs at Lehigh Valley Children's Centers. "So, we were able to provide care throughout the entire pandemic."

The organization has instituted new safety protocols, including an outdoor screening process for staff, students, and families.

"We've gotten used to just understanding that things are going to change, people are going to have new rules, new procedures for us," said Meghan Shae, a teacher at Lehigh Valley Children's Centers.


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