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NATICK – The Natick School Committee and the Natick Board of Health would like all students to have 3-ply medical grade masks (for the little faces/elementary) and KN95 masks for the larger faces (middle/high school) for any bus rider, wrote Superintendent of Schools Anna Nolin to families tonight, April 2.

The Massachusetts Education Commission Jeff Riley has mandated that all elementary students return to a 5-day-a-week in-person classroom model as of Monday, April 5.

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“Given the changes to ridership density on buses, the School Committee and the Board of Health feel that open ventilation of windows and solid / unified mask wearing, we can mitigate any increased risks,” said Nolin.

“The KN95 masks and 3-ply masks are already at your children’s schools and will be given to them starting on Monday, April 5, as they ride,” said Nolin.

“Student can ask for replacements as needed, but the masks are intended to be used for a week’s worth of bus ride,” she added.

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