Effective July 25, 2022, Clayton County Schools will require a face mask mandate for all employees and visitors. This mandate is a direct result of the spread of COVID-19 in Clayton County. As of today, Clayton County has a total of 670 new COVID-19 cases with eight hospitalizations.
“As positive COVID-19 cases continue to rise throughout the state and nation, we must take necessary steps to ensure employees and students are afforded a safe learning and work environment,” said Dr. Morcease J. Beasley, Superintendent/CEO of Schools. “This is a necessary step to protect all that enter our schools and facilities.”
In the last legislative session, the “Unmask Georgia Students Law (Senate Bill 514) passed that prohibits boards of education, school superintendents, and state charter schools from imposing mask mandates. However, parents can opt to have their students wear a mask at school.
School starts in Clayton County on August 2, 2022 for their 52,149+ students.