On Friday Aug 6, 2021, Governor Murphy signed Executive Order 251 and announced a mask mandate for all students, staff members and visitors in a K-12 school. Masks must be worn while inside a building and on all school transportation. Masks and/or face coverings will remain optional for all students, staff and visitors outside of school including, during drop-off/pick-up, lunch/recess, athletic events and PE classes.
According to supplemental guidance from the State DOE, schools should follow CDC guidelines on the appropriateness of masks. Any cloth mask deemed acceptable by the CDC will be acceptable to wear in school. Other masks, such as gaiter-style and valve masks, should not be worn. Please consider providing extra masks in your child's backpack for instances where a mask becomes soiled or breaks.