On August 4, 2020, Education Minister LaGrange announced that masks will be required when students and staff return to school this fall.
- All teachers and staff will be required to wear masks in settings where two metres of physical distancing cannot be maintained.
- Students from Grades 4 through 12 will be required to wear masks in all public spaces and can choose to wear them while seated in class.
- Masks will be optional for younger students in Kindergarten through Grade 3.
A key message came from Dr. Hinshaw:
“To be clear, masks are not required in the classroom when students are seated. However, they are required in hallways and any shared places where students, staff or teachers may not be able to maintain the recommended physical distancing requirements.”