Some NJ school districts to still require masks in the fall

The CDC and Gov. Phil Murphy says children don't need to wear a mask to school in September, but a few districts are still requiring them.

News 12 Staff

Jul 13, 2021, 2:57 AM

Updated 1,011 days ago

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The CDC and Gov. Phil Murphy says children don't need to wear a mask to school in September, but a few districts are still requiring them.
Murphy says that districts have permission to do what they want.
Newark school officials say they will still be enforcing mask-wearing in the fall.
In New Jersey, 67% percent of adults are fully vaccinated. The rate of transmission is now 0.95.
That data is a major reason why masks are no longer required for schools statewide. The decision was bolstered last week by the CDC when the organization said masks are also not necessary for teachers and students who are vaccinated.
Some schools are simply easing rules. In Paterson, students will be able to take off masks while at their desks but will need to have them on when walking through hallways.
It's likely the districts that keep the mask mandate will only change that policy once those children under 12 years old are allowed to get vaccinated.


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