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DESE Mask Mandate

Below, please find the official mask requirement notification from DESE that was released on August 25, 2021.

This mandate is in effect for all public K-12 schools in the commonwealth and, as such, all staff, students and visitors must comply with the mandate in order to enter our school buildings.

Gaiters and masks that do not provide any protection from expulsion of droplets are not considered suitable protection and will not be allowed.

Only those individuals who have documented medical and/or disability-related issues that preclude them from wearing a face covering are exempt from the mandate.

Masks do not need to be worn outside, while eating or during scheduled mask breaks

Implementation of DESE Mask Requirement August 25, 2021