Based on the new contact tracing and quarantine guidelines from the Ohio Department of Health, as well as the availability of vaccinations for all school age children, the Board of Education determined at its regular meeting last night that the mandatory mask requirement for students in grades K-6 and all visitors will be lifted at the end of the day on December 17th in school facilities. Students, staff and visitors will be encouraged to wear facial coverings in school facilities after this date and the district will promote a "mask-friendly" environment.
Strategic masking in classrooms/schools will be used if necessary in response to local data and/or to follow guidance from the Ohio Department of Health and Hamilton County Department of Health for “Mask to Stay/Test to Play” procedures.
As shared previously, the district adopted the new Ohio Department of Health quarantine guidelines on November 1st. These guidelines can be found on pages 7 & 8 of the REBOOT guide