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Passaic Public Schools reinstates mask mandate amid rising cases of COVID-19

The Passaic Public School District has reinstated its mask mandate due to rising cases of COVID-19.

News 12 Staff

Dec 21, 2022, 2:31 AM

Updated 573 days ago

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The Passaic Public School District has reinstated its mask mandate due to rising cases of COVID-19.
“Please be advised that as per our Board Policy No. 5141.10, during periods of a High Activity Level as published in the NJDOH COVID-19 Activity Level Report, mask wearing is required,” Superintendent Sandra Diodonet wrote in a letter to parents.
The policy goes into effect on Wednesday and impacts all employees, students and visitors. Masks must be worn in all district facilities, school grounds and buses.
Diodonet says the district will monitor COVID activity in the city and lift the mandate when Passaic County is at a moderate or below range.
The policy change comes as cases of the virus are rising across the state. A seven-day average for confirmed positive tests are up 43% from one month ago.


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