By CBS3 Staff

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Philadelphia School District has a new option for students who have been exposed to COVID-19 but don’t have symptoms. They’re calling it a “Mask to Stay Option.”

Students who are close contacts and are asymptomatic can now stay in school if they wear a mask for 10 days after their last date of exposure, self-monitor for symptoms and isolate and get tested if they start showing symptoms.

The policy applies whether or not the student has been vaccinated.