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MHS Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response

Milton Hershey School is closely monitoring coronavirus (COVID-19) developments and maintaining precautions to safeguard our community. There are no current positive cases of COVID-19 on the MHS campus and we remain focused on maintaining the health and wellness of our campus and community. Even with modified operations, MHS continues to care for students, assist families in the admission process, and hire excellent talent.


MHS Thought Leadership

Members of the MHS community have shared thought leadership on how to cope during this pandemic as well as the many ways in which we are keeping our community safe.

Here is a collection of those stories.

Six Tips for Taking a Brain Break

Like many school districts across Pennsylvania, Milton Hershey School students have transitioned to online learning as a result of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Online learning is a great way to continue education, but it comes with its own challenges. In an effort to combat these challenges, MHS Behavior Support Specialists share six tips for taking a brain break.

Creative Ways to Be Golden and Show Positive Spirit Toward Others

As we continue practicing social distancing and staying at home as a result of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the lack of control of the situation may trigger frustration and anxiety that can affect your mental health. One way to regain control is by becoming proactive and reaching out to others for help.

The Hershey Company Keeps Student Connections Strong

The shift to online learning at Milton Hershey School may have meant the end of in-person classroom visits from employees at The Hershey Company, but it hasn’t meant the end of their support and mentorship. Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, The Hershey Company and MHS staff have collaborated on ways employees can continue sharing their expertise and knowledge with students.

Milton Hershey School Alumna Serves on COVID-19 Front Lines in Connecticut

Dr. Aisha Stroop ’94 is an emergency medicine physician at Greenwich Hospital in Greenwich, Connecticut. In her nearly two decades working in emergency medicine, she said she and her colleagues have never experienced anything like coronavirus (COVID-19).

Seven Tips for Good Sleep Hygiene

Teens need eight to 10 hours of sleep per night, but often do not get near that amount because of the rigorous demands of school, activities, and other teenage responsibilities. With the recent changes in your daily schedule, getting the right amount of sleep can be difficult. Read seven tips from Milton Hershey School Behavior Support Specialists.

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A view of supplies in the Milton Hershey School Health Center.

Additional Resources

Visit the following health organization websites for additional information:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Pennsylvania Department of Health World Health Organization (WHO)

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