With recent increases in COVID cases and related quarantines in schools, effective Monday, August 30, face masks will be required indoors on school grounds for students, staff, and visitors. The requirement will be in effect until local health conditions are not considered high risk for transmission.
Mask wearing will not be required for those who have documented exemptions found in the updated Strong Schools NC Public Health Toolkit (K-12) Safe Schools Toolkit. Masks are also not required for athletes engaged in indoor sports. In addition, masks are not required for outdoor activities; however, it is encouraged that physical distance is maintained.