Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) Update
Hello CSD Parents/Guardians and Staff/Faculty:
On Friday, February 25, 2022, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated the guidance specific to masking on public transportation vehicles (including school vehicles). The updated CDC guidance now reads:
“Effective February 25, 2022, CDC does not require wearing of masks on buses or vans operated by public or private school systems, including early care and education/child care programs.” (link)
“Effective February 25, 2022, CDC is exercising its enforcement discretion to not require that people wear masks on buses or vans operated by public or private school systems, including early care and education/child care programs. CDC is making this change to align with updated guidance that no longer recommends universal indoor mask wearing in K-12 schools and early education settings in areas with a low or medium COVID-19 Community Level. School systems at their discretion may choose to require that people wear masks on buses or vans.” (link)
January 11, 2022, the Health and Safety Plan adopted by the Board of School Directors required masks on school buses per the federal requirements. As a result of the federal requirements changing, masks on school buses become optional beginning this afternoon moving forward unless the Board of School Directors adopts a requirement for masks to continue at the next school board meeting.
Know Your COVID-19 Community Level
COVID-19 Community Levels are a new tool to help communities decide what prevention steps to take based on the latest data. Levels can be low, medium, or high and are determined by looking at hospital beds being used, hospital admissions, and the total number of new COVID-19 cases in an area. Take precautions to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 based on the COVID-19 Community Level in your area.
Find community levels and prevention steps by county here.