Philadelphia students are likely to be required to wear masks whenever they do finally return to school. The district’s superintendent William R. Hite Jr. shared the revelation on Thursday.

“In the governor’s plan, it had the wearing of masks into the late fall. We are planning as if … we would need masks for young people to show up for school,” Hite said in a call with reporters on Thursday. was the first to report the news

On Wednesday, Governor Tom Wolf introduced a color-coded system with guidelines for re-opening the state in phases (by region) in the coming weeks/months.

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All schools in Pennsylvania are closed through the end of the academic year, but no decisions have been made for summer or fall classes at this point.

Earlier this month we told you that New Jersey’s Governor Phil Murphy expected that students across the entire state would also be wearing face masks whenever they finally return to the classroom.

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