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  • Writer's pictureNoah Lattanzi

Important Updates to School District's COVID Policies

Please see below for the latest updates to the Philadelphia School District's COVID policies and procedures (Updated February 2, 2022)

As a partner of the School District of Philadelphia, Sunrise of Philadelphia is operating in accordance with all School District COVID guidelines. In all situations, our teams are working closely with principals, District officials, and Department of Public Health staff to make decisions regarding COVID and to communicate fully with our students, families, and staff.


  • Cloth masks alone are no longer considered to be effective protection against the spread of coronavirus.

  • All district employees + students must wear a a 3-ply disposable mask or a well-fitted KN95, KF94, or N95 mask. Students and staff who choose to wear a cloth mask should double mask with a cloth mask over a 3-ply disposable mask, which SDP currently provides.

  • Please review the Updated Student Mask Protocol for additional guidance.


  • PDPH has recommended that all District schools remain at 10 days for isolation at this time, so the current practice of a 10-day isolation period will continue.


  • If you are identified as a close contact to a COVID-positive person AND:

    • you are not fully vaccinated, you will need to quarantine for ten days from the date of last exposure. If you have no symptoms, you may take a test between days 5 and 7 and return on day 8 if that test is negative.

    • you are fully vaccinated and asymptomatic, you do not have to quarantine.

    • You can also find information here about Prolonged Exposure (Lives with positive family member).

Contact tracing

  • In-school contact tracing will be limited to close contacts during periods with higher risk transmission where masks cannot be worn, such as meal times, choir rooms, and band practice rooms.

Temporary Shifts to Virtual Learning

  • PDPH will no longer use case numbers to determine when to pause in-person learning.

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