Philadelphia schools plan COVID-19 testing for students, vaccine mandates for some

Not every student would have mandated COVID-19 tests

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — With more than 82% of its staff vaccinated against COVID-19, the Philadelphia School District is moving to vaccinate and test more of its students.

The district is also preparing to mandate the vaccine for some students.

Superintendent William Hite told the school board Thursday that a majority of the school staff has complied with the COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

“We’re well over 82% of our employees who are vaccinated, so we’ve already begun to talk about shifting the testing that’s happening with adults to happen with students," Hite said.

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