Latest Health & Safety Guidance
Required masking indoors at all times for all preK-12 students, staff and visitors to campus, with the exception of meals and in the event of a district-approved mask exemption for medical reasons. This includes sports, band and other extracurricular activities. Based upon new required quarantine guidance from the CDC, if there is a COVID-19 case in a classroom, individuals will not have to quarantine if there is a “mask-to-mask” exposure.
Rationale: CDC, NCDHHS, and FC Health Department all recommend this requirement. Current metrics demonstrate increased cases, impacting younger children, with Delta variant. Mask wearing protects not only the wearer, but others with whom they interact. New quarantining guidance is based on effective masking, so a mask requirement would help to curb potential quarantining.