Framingham Public Schools To Mandate Masks For All Students K-12 and Staff

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FRAMINGHAM – Framingham Public School students and staff will return to the classroom for the 2021-22 school year on September 1. Remote learning is no longer an option.

The district will “mandate universal masking for all students Pre-K-12 and staff in school, regardless of vaccination status” to start the school year.

One of the main reasons is that a “significant portion of the student population is not eligible for vaccination.”

The COVID-19 vaccines are only for those age 12 and older at this time.

The district also lacks an “efficient system to monitor vaccine status among students, teachers and staff.”

To start the school year:

  • All students (pre-K to 12) and all school staff must wear face masks throughout the school day indoors, regardless of vaccination status (except students who cannot do so due to medical conditions or behavioral needs).
  • Masks may be removed while eating indoors and during mask breaks.
  • All students and staff are required to wear masks on school buses at all times.
  • Masks are not necessary outdoors.

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