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Archdiocese of Miami updates school mask policy

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Miami, Florida – The Archdiocese of Miami has updated its policy on who has to wear masks in its schools, as the COVID-19 infection rate continues to decline in Miami-Dade.

Masks will be optional indoors for fully vaccinated students and staff in grades 6-12, starting Friday, January 29th.

They will also be optional for students with parental consent to opt-out on file and students whose parents wish to consent to opt-out once the form has been filed. Masks will be required in classrooms for fully vaccinated faculty and staff of grades pre-K – 5. Masks will be optional if no child grade 5 or lower is present.

Students and adults not fully vaccinated will also be required to wear masks. Masks are also required for vendors, visitors, and volunteers.

This comes as a supports of the recent recommendation of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to use KN95 or N95 masks when available.

The federal government provided a limited number of free N95 masks that are now available at pharmacies and other sites.

 

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