Volume 1 | July 2020
DCIU Update: COVID-19
DCIU Releases Health and Safety Plan
DCIU and DCTS have created a Health and Safety Plan to serve as our organization’s guidelines for all programs and services to reopen safely. Our guidelines are tailored to the unique needs of DCIU and DCTS and provides for flexibility if the Governor moves our county from green to yellow during the 2020–2021 year. DCIU and DCTS recognize if the Governor declares our county in the red phase, DCIU and DCTS will implement the Continuity of Education Plans that were developed in the spring of 2020.

View the plan HERE .
Health and Safety Video
As DCIU staff begin returning to our buildings, it is critical that we remain vigilant in maintaining a safe and healthy environment. In addition to watching the video guide, we ask that you review the Health and Safety plan regularly in order to remain cognizant of protocols expected in the workplace. View the video HERE .
Bringing Back Delco Task Force

The Bringing Back Delco Task Force was created by the Delaware County Council and Delaware County Chamber of Commerce to assist businesses and organizations with resources and information as we navigate regulations from the state. The Task Force provides guidance, webinars, and other materials to help Delco reopen safely and appropriately.
Visit their website to find out more.
Print Shop Resources

As buildings reopen, the DCIU Print Shop is providing posters and signs to serve as reminders of best practices when it comes to the Health and Safety Plan. While many of us have been practicing these protocols for months now, it can be easy to forget in a new environment, such as the workplace. If you would like additional posters and signs, please visit the Print Shop page to place a request.
A Message from the Executive Director

I hope you are enjoying these summer months and taking time to rest and relax. It has certainly been a trying year and will continue to be as we navigate this new normal. As we return to our offices and classrooms, I want to thank you for following the procedures in place to protect one another. I am sincerely grateful for our DCIU community coming together when faced with such challenging times. Be safe.

Maria Edelberg, Ed.D.
Executive Director, DCIU
Emotional Well-Being During COVID-19

The COVID-19 crisis has had an impact on everyone in some way. While some may be dealing with the challenges and changes well, others continue to struggle and find it difficult to manage.

Staff are encourage to watch the free webinar "Emotional Well-being During COVID-19", This resource provides useful insight into ways you can focus on improving the well-being of you and your family as well as tips on how to implement positive changes into your daily life. You can watch the webinar here.

Additionally, our "Hang in There!" video features simple and easy ways to fit self-care into your daily routine!
Government Updates

As the guidelines from federal, state, and local government continue to change on a frequent basis, we encourage you to stay up to date on restrictions and regulations by checking the COVID-19 Updates on the DCIU website. This page is updated when Governor Wolf or other officials make important statements or changes in regard to operating schools and the workplace.

Additionally, Delaware County Council has a webpage dedicated to COVID-19. This site provides local resources and information for Delaware County residents.