MASK UP! Enjoy the show!

Order of the Acting Secretary Directing Face Coverings in Schools signed on August 31, 2021, mandates masks in all schools and for all activities at schools, effective September 7, 2021

Which school entities are subject to the Acting Secretary of Health’s Order?

The Order applies to all children/students, teachers, staff, and visitors ages two years or older while indoors working, attending, or visiting a school entity, regardless of vaccination status. School entities include public PreK-12 schools…

Are there exceptions to the Acting Secretary of Health’s Order?

All individuals must wear a face covering while in school entities unless they meet one of the exceptions in Section 3 of the Order.

Section 3: Exceptions to Covering Requirement (relevant item shown)

The following are exceptions to the face covering requirements in Section 2. All alternatives to a face covering, including the use of a face shield, should be exhausted before an individual is excepted from this Order.

B. If wearing a face covering would either cause a medical condition, or exacerbate an existing one, including respiratory issues that impede breathing, a mental health condition or a disability

Do groups using the school after hours have to follow the face mask order?

Yes. The Order applies to all activities occurring indoors in the school entity, regardless of when the activity occurs.