All masking protocols are aligned with the CDC and CDPH. Everyone on campus is required to mask indoors, regardless of vaccination status. Masks are optional outdoors. Masks may be removed when eating indoors. Maximize physical distance as much as possible while eating (especially indoors).
As per CDPH Guidance on Face Coverings, "persons with a medical condition, mental health condition, or disability that prevents wearing a mask" as well as "persons who are hearing impaired" are exempt from mask requirements.
Assessing for exemption due to a medical condition, mental health condition, a disability that prevents wearing a mask, or hearing impairment is a medical determination and therefore must be made by a physician, nurse practitioner, or other licensed medical professional practicing under the license of a physician. Self-attestation and parental attestation for mask exemptions due to the aforementioned conditions do not constitute medical determinations.
Additionally, per CDPH K-12 Guidance, "persons exempted from wearing a face-covering due to a medical condition, must wear a non-restrictive alternative, such as a face shield with a drape on the bottom edge, as long as their condition permits it."
- All individuals are expected to wear a face mask that properly covers their nose and mouth at all times when indoors.
- Outdoor masking is highly recommended
- CDPH recommends the use of disposable 3-ply surgical masks, which are more effective than cloth face coverings, a respirator worn voluntarily, or a tightly woven fabric of at least two layers that covers the nose and mouth.
- Individuals are allowed to use their own disposable medical mask, as long as it is a 3-ply mask. Surgical masks are disposable and cannot be reused day after day.
- Face coverings may be provided by MetroED.
The following masks are NOT acceptable:
- Neck gaiters, bandanas/scarfs, balaclava, turtleneck collars, single layers of fabric (too loose or too thin).
- Masks with valves (allow unfiltered air to escape).
- Face shields alone.
If you believe your student qualifies for an exemption, please contact Human Resources at email@example.com