NEWS & ANALYSIS

Philadelphia School District Reinstates Mask Mandate


The School District of Philadelphia this week reinstated the classroom mask mandate for students and staff.  

The move comes after a recent rise in case numbers across the country, Just the News reports.

The district made the announcement Friday, citing a recommendation from the Philadelphia Department of Public Health for universal masking. 

Indeed, masks will be required on school property and while traveling to-and-from schools on buses. 

“As we’ve learned since the pandemic began, the coronavirus continues to evolve and so too will our response to it,” Superintendent William Hite said. “As we work together to minimize the spread, please remember that our Health and Safety Protocols are still in effect, including the importance of notifying the District if you test positive for COVID-19.”