By CBS3 Staff

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Get vaccinated or get tested for the coronavirus. That’s the message for students in Philadelphia who participate in some extracurricular activities.

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The new rule applies to any unvaccinated students from 6th through 12th grades who play high contact sports, sing in a choir or play in a band ensemble more than three days a week.

The new testing rule goes into effect next month.