As Governor Scott and Secretary French stated last Thursday, all GRCSU schools will be “mask optional” as of March 14th. After receiving further information from Secretary French, here are a few specific items outlining this shift:
Beginning March 14th, masks will be optional in all GRCSU schools and on school transportation (buses, vans, etc.).
If a student or staff member would like a KN95 mask to wear while at school or on school transportation, please reach out to your child’s school office for more information and availability.
We will continue to provide take-home antigen testing kits to all staff, students, and families as needed at this time.
There will be an update to the isolation and quarantine guidance. We will share this updated information from the Vermont Department of Health when we receive it.
Please note that March 11th is the last school day that all individuals are required to wear masks while in school buildings. “Mask optional” does not begin until March 14th. Any individual who refuses to wear a mask between now and March 14th will be sent home for the day.
Attached is the memo from Secretary French outlining the updated AOE recommendations for anyone who would like to review it in more detail.
We are aware that this shift in the AOE’s COVID recommendations and guidance may be received differently by each of our community members. As a result, if you have any questions or are in need of any support please reach out to your child’s administrator and/or school nurse.