Gwinnett County Schools Changes Mask Guidance

In a Facebook message on late Tuesday, Gwinnett County School reverses its decision to make masks optional in the 2021-2022 school year.

The message reads…

In response to the latest guidance for K-12 schools issued on Tuesday, July 27, 2021, by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Gwinnett County Public Schools has updated its back-to-school plans to require masks. As of July 28, 2021, masks will be required for students, staff, and visitors to all Gwinnett County Public Schools facilities and on school buses, regardless of vaccination status.

This decision takes into account current conditions, the rise in COVID-19 case rates in Gwinnett County, and the ineligibility of children age 12 and younger for the vaccine.In light of the latest CDC guidance and the district’s decision to require masks, GCPS will allow families to make a change in their child(ren)’s instructional preference (either in-person or digital) through Monday, August 2. Families should contact their local school should they wish to make a change.

Learn more here: https://bit.ly/gcps_Mask7-27

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