Ohio masks in schools
(WJW) – Will your child have to wear a mask when they return to school this fall?
They will be required to wear a mask on a bus or on any public transportation, according to the Centers for Disease Control, regardless of their immunization status.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) said all students over 2, as well as staff, should wear masks at school, regardless of whether they have been vaccinated against the coronavirus.
Northeast Ohio schools are now announcing plans for their students when they return to class.
All districts say these plans are subject to change.
This list is updated as new policy guidelines are announced by each district. Check back for updates.
CITY OF BRUNSWICK SCHOOL DISTRICT
The masks will be voluntary.
The district will maintain 3-foot social distancing guidelines.
CHARDON LOCAL SCHOOLS
Local Chardon schools plan to return to full-time in-person teaching for the 2021-2022 school year.
Masks will be optional.
METROPOLITAN SCHOOL DISTRICT OF CLEVELAND
Cleveland Metropolitan School District Superintendent and CEO Eric Gordon has announced that masks will be mandatory indoors for students, staff and guests, whether they are vaccinated for the first 5 weeks of the school year 2021-2022.
They will hold classes 5 days a week but will maintain virtual options for parents who wish to opt out of in-person learning.
The CMSD has not said when it will decide what will happen with the rest of the school year when it comes to the masks.
CMSD will maintain a social distance of 3 feet and use non-contact thermometers.
CITY OF CUYAHOGA FALLS SCHOOL DISTRICT
The district plans to open for in-person instruction five days a week.
Face masks are optional.
The district will use a 3-foot social distancing protocol.
SCHOOLS IN THE CITY OF LORAIN
Schools in the city of Lorain will not require masks for staff and students vaccinated.
According to its website, the district will return to face-to-face training five days a week.
The superintendent says a meeting with the Department of Health may soon change that policy.
LOCAL SCHOOLS RIVERS
Students and staff are not required to wear face masks for the 2021-2022 school year.
They ask everyone to continue with home health assessments.
The district will not be offering a virtual learning program.
TOWN OF ROCKY RIVER SCHOOL DISTRICT
Masks will be optional. The school district is eliminating the distance learning option.
CITY OF STRONGSVILLE SCHOOL DISTRICT
Face masks will be optional.
The district will implement 3-foot social distancing guidelines.
Virtual learning will also be optional for parents.
TWINSBURG CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT
Pupils under 12 must wear masks, with the exception of preschool.
However, the district recommends that preschoolers also wear masks.
Staff in charge of students under 12 must wear masks.
Anyone who is not vaccinated will also need to wear masks.
The district has re-measured classrooms for social distancing guidelines.
Meals will be served in class to comply with these guidelines.
WILLOUGHBY-EASTLAKE CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT
All students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 will be required to wear masks.
Anyone entering a school building will have their temperature taken.
The district will follow guidelines from Lake County Health in determining whether students will continue to receive in-person instruction.
The school year is scheduled to begin with in-person learning.
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