Mask Policy Continues Through End of School Year

With changes in the mask orders from the State and CDC, we want to be sure our parents understand our policy remains in place. Governor DeWine recently sent out direct communication to all the school districts in Ohio stating students are to remain masked for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year.  That message is below.

We have not yet been told what changes and recommendations will be put in place for the Summer Bridge Program or for the 2021 – 2022 school year. We will be communicating this with our families as soon as we know.

For recess, students may remove their masks if social distancing can occur. Given the orders we are still under for Ohio and Franklin county, we must adhere to these rules.

Message from Governor Mike DeWine

Dear Education Leader,

 

Thank you for your hard work this year to provide safe and healthy in-person educational opportunities to Ohio’s students. As you may have seen, the Centers for Disease Control recently revised their recommendations around mask guidance for individuals who are fully vaccinated. While Ohio will be amending its health orders to comply with this new CDC guidance, in order to maintain consistency and model safe behavior for Ohio’s students, these changes do not affect the existing order requiring the use of facial coverings and other health protocols in our schools. With limited numbers of students vaccinated, it is important that we continue these safety measures through the end of the current school year. I appreciate the efforts that you have undertaken locally to protect students and I look forward to continuing to work together for Ohio’s kids.

 

Thank you,

Governor Mike DeWine