The Pennsylvania Department of Education in cooperation with the Department of Health announced on Monday, the requirement of all students to wear face coverings at all times, while in school. This is an update from the prior recommendation, in that, the requirement extends to instances when students and staff are able to maintain an appropriate six-foot social distance. The update is based on the American Academy of Pediatrics’ (AAP) updated guidance strongly recommending children age two and older should wear face coverings at all times to help mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
For additional details, go to the PDE webpage – Answers to FAQs: Universal Face Coverings Order
Please email any questions to RA-EDContinuityofEd@pa.gov.