Masking in Effect at Local Catholic Schools Too

PHILADELPHIA PA – Students in schools operated by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia – including St. Aloysius in Pottstown, St. Teresa of Calcutta in Limerick, Holy Cross Regional in Collegeville, St. Mary in Schwenksville, Holy Family in Phoenixville, and Pope John Paul II High in Royersford – will be required to wear protective masks as classes open with in-person instruction.

“Following the advice of the CDC, the guidance of all local health departments encompassing the metropolitan area, and in the interest of ensuring a safe return to school, we will be requiring the use of masks for all students, faculty, staff, and visitors,” the archdiocese said in a media release. Schools’ families were notified of the decision by letter.

“We have ample evidence from last year that masking works as a preventative measure,” it added.

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