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An Update on Mask Wearing in Red Clay Schools and Facilities

To all of our Red Clay students, families, staff and community members,

As we approach the end of a school year full of anticipation, excitement and celebration, we have to be mindful of the ongoing need to implement COVID-19 protocols for schools. As restrictions in our community are eased, guidelines remain in place for schools. We are asking for your continued cooperation as we enter the remaining weeks of school.

Updated guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) states that fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing masks or physically distancing, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance.

Governor Carney’s order continues to require mask wearing on public transit, planes, in schools, health care facilities and congregate settings like prisons and homeless shelters. The order also continues to require mask wearing in State-owned buildings and facilities, including Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) facilities, Delaware State Service Centers, and the Carvel State Office Building. Those who are not fully vaccinated, including children not yet eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine, should continue to wear masks when they’re around others outside their immediate household, according to CDC guidance. This includes wearing a mask during outdoor recess, class and lunch. Any child under 2 years old must not wear a face covering due to risk of suffocation.

In light of the 29th Modification to the COVID-19 State of Emergency declaration which takes effect today, May 21, the processes, protocols and mitigation strategies within the Red Clay Consolidated School District will remain unchanged for the remainder of the school year.

Click here for Red Clay's guidelines on face coverings in schools and district facilities.

Again, we thank you for your cooperation.

Sincerely,

Dorrell Green, Superintendent of Red Clay Schools