Face Covering Policy Approved
During its regularly scheduled business meeting on Thursday, Aug. 26, the School Board approved several policies including updates to the racial equity and inclusion policy and the adoption of a face covering resolution and policy.
Face coverings are an important preventative measure, even for those who are vaccinated, to limit the spread of COVID-19 and to help ensure that students can continue learning in-person. The policy is now enforced to:
- Require face coverings for all people in a school setting (age 2 and above through grade 8) including staff, students and visitors to schools, regardless of vaccination status.
- Recommend face coverings for all people in high schools (9-12+), unless more strict guidelines are required for outbreaks or clusters of positive cases.
- Limit visitors and volunteers to essential purposes and if they’re required to make the activity function. All visitors will be required to wear a face covering when any student who is age 2 and through grade 8 is present.
- Provide exemptions for face coverings for a medical condition, mental health condition or disability if a medical authority certifies that it is unreasonable for a student to wear a face covering.
- Require face coverings for most activities and athletics in middle schools and recommended for most activities and athletics in high schools. View the full athletics guidelines.
- Provide steps for students or staff who refuse to wear a face covering after being asked to voluntarily comply with the expectations.
You can review the full face covering policy here.