Face Coverings

Face covering etiquette

Cloth face coverings will be provided for all students and employees. As mandated by Utah Gov. Gary Herbert, students will be required to wear face coverings during the school day. Employees will be directed to wear face coverings when physical distancing of 6 feet is not possible. Accommodations will be made for staff and students who have respiratory issues.

According to the CDC, the COVID-19 virus spreads mainly among people who are in close contact with one another, usually within about 6 feet, so the use of cloth face coverings is important in settings where people are close to each other or where physical distancing is difficult to maintain. Currently, the CDC does not recommend the use of face shields as a substitute for cloth face coverings.

In some instances, face shields will be used as needed for special education, language immersion and an approved requested accommodation.

Masks on school buses

Student wearing a mask while on a bus

Since physical distancing measures cannot be maintained while transporting students, each student will be required to wear a face covering, as mandated by Utah Gov. Gary Herbert, when riding a school bus to and from school. Bus drivers and bus aides are also required to wear face coverings when transporting students.

Visitors, non-regular staff and volunteers

Visitors and volunteers will be required to have a temperature check, complete a symptom checklist and wear a face covering upon entry into a school building.