Lifting of Outdoor Mask Requirement at School
May 17, 2021
It is with a sense of great hope and optimism that I share the initial impact of the changes to the COVID guidance today as announced by the Governor’s office.
Per Governor Baker, DPH, DESE, and the local health officials, all students and adults are no longer required to wear masks when outside beginning tomorrow.
Students now have no mask requirement including at recess, in athletics, in physical education, and in outdoor learning. Adults will only need masks outside when not able to distance.
All of our other protocols remain in place including the requirement for masks at all times in the school buildings (unless eating). Masks are also required for everyone on the school bus.
We will be reviewing the other aspects of today’s guidance for other school related impacts.
Thank you so very, very much for your support this year. We will certainly relish the return toward normalcy together.