Harmony DC Public Charter School

March 28, 2022 Family Newsletter

Mask Mandate Update

Date: 03/28/2022

Dear Harmony DC PCS Family,

On March 8th, DC Health released new guidance for schools lifting the indoor mask mandate in schools and allowing schools to create their policies.

We administered a survey to our parents and staff members. After carefully looking at the Covid-19 cases in our region and vaccination rates among our students and based on the survey results, we have decided to lift the mask mandate to outdoors only. Students, staff, and visitors are still required to wear masks inside the school and on school buses.

Pre-K and Kindergarten students and staff members will continue to take their weekly at-home rapid antigen tests. Also, we will continue to test 20% of our 1st-5th Grade students weekly.

We did not have any Covid-19 positive cases since January 2022. We believe weekly testing and mask-wearing helped our school community to stay COVID-free for the last two months.

We are closely monitoring the covid-19 cases in our region and will update our mask policy as needed.

Harmony DC PCS Administration

Harmony DC Public Charter School

Harmony DC prepares students for higher learning in a safe, caring, and collaborative atmosphere through a quality learner-centered educational program with a strong emphasis on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.