March 1, 2022
Last week, the CDC released the following updated guidance related to face masks on public transportation.
Effective February 25, 2022, CDC is exercising its enforcement discretion to not require that people wear masks on buses or vans operated by public or private school systems, including early care and education/child care programs. CDC is making this change to align with updated guidance that no longer recommends universal indoor mask wearing in K-12 schools and early education settings in areas with a low or medium COVID-19 Community Level. School systems at their discretion may choose to require that people wear masks on buses or vans.
As a result of the updated guidance, masks will not be required on school bus transportation.
Thank you for your continued patience and understanding.
Robert J. Gildea, D.Ed.
Superintendent of Schools