● Why was additional guidance on the wearing of face masks released by the CCSD? Data continues to show the reduction of COVID-19 cases in communities where masks are worn. The intent of the CCSD is to do everything possible to keep students in school.
● When do students have to wear a face mask? Face masks are required to be worn when students are unable to social distance from others, such as riding the bus, during class change, arrival/dismissal, in small areas and when working closely with groups or the teacher.
● How will the school enforce the wearing of a mask? The expectation is that all parties will be required to wear a face mask if social distancing is not possible and this will be enforced as part of the school dress code and/or through disciplinary measures.
● What is my child has a medical condition and cannot wear a face mask? For students who have a medical condition and not able to wear a mask, the school will need a note from a physician. Further communication should be directed to the school administration and/or school nurses.
● Can my child wear a face shield instead of a mask? Masks are required. Face shields are an optional additional layer of protection, but they may not take the place of the required mask.
● Does a child have to wear a mask outdoors and/or in P.E. or recess? As long as students are able to distance themselves from each other during transitions, they do not have to wear a mask outside. They will not wear a mask during physical activity (recess) or during physical education.
● Will the district provide a face mask? Disposable masks will be made available if students do not have access to one.
● Should students have spare masks at school? It's always a great idea to have multiple masks available, but if for some reason they cannot use the one they have, disposable masks will be made available to students.