List of local N.C. school mask requirements as students return

As COVID-19 cases surge, CDC recommends universal indoor mask use
Posted at 8:07 AM, Aug 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-02 20:39:18-04

The 2021-2022 school year is starting, and mask requirements are becoming more frequent in schools. A few schools in Northeast North Carolina started classes Monday and not all have the same policy.

N.C. has no statewide mask mandate but state health officials said all schools Kindergarten – 8th grade should require all children and staff to wear masks inside regardless of vaccination status.

For grades 9-12, anyone who is not fully vaccinated, including students, should wear a mask indoors.

The CDC and Department of Education recommends masks regardless of vaccination status.

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The CDC encourages all students who are able and available to get the vaccine. They also recommend schools to maintain a minimum of three feet physical distance between students within classrooms to reduce the risk of transmission.

Here is a list of a few Northeast NC counties and their mask requirements:

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