Mask requirements remain in some situations inside our schools

Publish Date: 06/01/2021

Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb announced on May 28 that mask requirements for schools would remain in place through the end of June for all school buildings, school functions, school buses and other school-sponsored transportation, with exceptions as follows: 

  • Masks are required for all ages on school buses or other school transportation. Masks are required for age 8 and above indoors on school property or at school functions, and are strongly recommended for ages 3 through 7. There can be exceptions as dictated by IEP/504 or other arrangements upon administration approval. Any exceptions already agreed to will remain in place. In addition, the following exceptions are now in place for all:
     
    • Masks are not required when outdoors on school property or at a school function.
       
    • Within classrooms and other settings where social distancing is possible, masks may be removed, upon administration / teacher approval. Masks are not required indoors when social distancing of at least six feet can be maintained at all times, or if students are all facing the same way and spaced at least three feet apart, however: In the case of a diagnosed COVID-19 case on school property or at a school function, quarantining due to exposure will be required for unvaccinated people when masks are not in use, regardless of distancing. If masks are in use at all times, quarantining due to exposure is not required, though anyone experiencing COVID-19 symptoms must still quarantine unless an alternative diagnosis is provided. (Click here for a list of symptoms.) 
       
  • Instructors, staff, coaches, etc. should wear masks at all times indoors unless they can consistently maintain six feet of space between themselves and all students. (See note above about mask usage and how it affects the requirements for quarantining due to exposure.)  
     
  • Masks continue to be required at all times indoors for any staff involved in meal preparation.
     
  • Masks continue to be required for all inside our nurse's clinics.

These guidelines will remain in place unless otherwise communicated. 

>> Click here to read the governor's full address from May 28