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Schools lack uniform face mask policy

Back-to-school: Catholic schools lack uniform face mask policy

As Catholic schools are preparing for the new year, and many have already opened their doors, there is a broad range of face mask policies in effect — from none at all to strict requirements — as the nation battles another coronavirus surge.

Decisions about mask requirements for Catholic schools are made at diocesan levels primarily based on local COVID-19 cases. Some Catholic school systems are not requiring masks like their public school counterparts or even when local public schools have a mask mandate in place.

Other Catholic superintendents have recently announced that masks are now required after previously saying they would not be and at least one archdiocese is following a hybrid model, requiring masks only indoors and not requiring them for high school students.

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