Vaccination is the best way to reduce Covid-19 risk. You may visit the Covid-19 Vaccination Finder Page or call: 877-829- 4692 to find a location near you. Being up-to-date with Covid-19 vaccinations includes boosters for those who are eligible and additional primary shots for some immunocompromised people. Please review the At-A-Glance Covid-19 Vaccination Schedules to determine how many Covid-19 vaccinations are recommended.
Vaccination is still required for all visitors entering school buildings
Vaccination is still required for all DOE employees
Vaccination is still required for other individuals who work in DOE buildings
Vaccinations is still required to participate in high-risk extracurricular activities (band, orchestra, chorus, musical theater, dance/dance team, marching band, cheerleading step teams, flag teams) including high-risk PSAL sports (football, volleyball, basketball, wrestling, lacrosse, stunt and rugby
All students who test positive for Covid-19 must isolate for 5 days and can return to school on day 6 if they have no symptoms or symptoms are improving. They must wear a mask until day 10 after symptom onset or date of positive test, whichever is earlier. All positive cases should be reported to the school.
Students who are exposed to Covid-19 should get tested. Home tests will be provided by the school. Students should take two tests, at least 24 hours apart on day 4 and day 5 of their exposure. All exposed individuals should monitor for fever and other Covid-19 symptoms for 10 days after their exposure. If symptoms begin, they should not attend school and should isolate and immediately get tested for Covid-19 again.
Schools will offer home test kits to those with a potential in-school exposure and those with symptoms. Additionally, students will receive 4 tests per month to take home. These tests can be used by school families for testing due to symptoms, exposure, high-risk activity (such as travel and large gatherings), and can give staff and students immediate results. In-school PCR surveillance testing will not be a part of the 2022-23 school year.
Face coverings are strongly recommended to be worn when indoors. Masks will be made available at the school for those who need/want them.
Mask-wearing is required when:
Returning to school on the sixth day after testing positive for Covid-19 through day 10 after symptom onset or date of positive test (whichever is earlier), including when traveling on a school bus.
Entering the school medical room, nurse’s office, or school-based health center
Mask-wearing is strongly recommended when:
Exposed to someone with Covid-19 (inside or outside the school). The person should wear a mask for 10 days after their last day of exposure and get tested at least 24 hours apart on day 4 and day 5 of their exposure.
Moderately to severely immunocompromised and masking is recommended by their healthcare provider