Posted BY: Blaze

Students and staff in the School District of Philadelphia will be required to wear face masks for the first 10 days of the upcoming school year.

“For the first 10 days of the new school year – from August 29 through September 9 – all students and staff will be required to wear masks while in school, regardless of the COVID-19 Community Level. This is an extra precaution for everyone’s health and well-being since increased end-of-summer social gatherings may heighten the risk of exposure to COVID-19,” a post on the district’s website notes.

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After the initial 10-day period, mask-wearing will become optional, unless certain situations arise, such as “when the COVID-19 Community Level is high according to the CDC COVID-19 Community Level Indicators. In this instance, the District will notify families and staff that indoor universal masking will be required in schools, school buses and offices until the Community Level returns to medium.”

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