West Chester Area SD Will Continue Face Masking for Students

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WEST CHESTER, PA — The West Chester Area School District released the following statement on the face masking of students:

“On Friday, December 10, 2021, the PA Supreme Court struck down the Acting Secretary of Health’s K-12 masking order, effective immediately. For the WCASD, this means that we will follow the Health and Safety Plan that was board-approved in August.

“In alignment with our Health and Safety Plan, the WCASD will continue to require masks in all schools and facilities as long as we are in an elevated level of transmission. The current transmission level in Chester County is ‘high,’ meaning that we are in an elevated level of transmission.

“Additionally, the PA Supreme Court decision does not impact the federal directive that requires all passengers and drivers to wear a mask on school buses. Masks will continue to be required on all school buses.

“As shared previously, the district will revisit our current Health and Safety Plan in January. This will provide time for older students to receive a booster and we will have had the opportunity to assess the impact of 5-11-year-old students who are fully vaccinated.”

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