School district mask guidance: Check developing list

Published: Jan. 21, 2022 at 2:10 PM EST|Updated: Feb. 23, 2022 at 3:43 PM EST
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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - Since Governor Glenn Youngkin’s executive order addressing masking in schools, and legislation addressing mask mandates in schools. districts in our hometowns have been working to determine when and how they would implement the new order.

Youngkin’s executive order allows parents to make decisions on whether their children wear masks in school.

WDBJ7 is working to keep up with each school district to determine how it will plan to implement the Governor’s executive order.

Effective February 25, 2022, CDC does not require wearing of masks on buses or vans operated by public or private school systems, including early care and education/child care programs.

Below is a list that will be updated as more information from each district becomes available. It is subject to change.

Alleghany Co.-- Masking Optional in schools and school buses

Amherst Co.-- Continue Masking until further notice

Appomattox-- Masking Optional

Bath Co.-- Masking Optional

Bedford Co.-- Masking Optional

Bland Co. -- Masking Optional

Botetourt Co.-- Masking Optional

Buena Vista -- Continue Masking

Campbell Co.--Masking Optional

Carroll Co.-- Masking Optional

Covington -- Masking optional

Craig Co.-- Masking Optional

Danville-- Continue Masking

Floyd Co.-- Masking Optional

Franklin Co.-- Masking Optional

Galax -- Masking Optional

Giles-- Masking Optional

Grayson Co.-- Masking optional

Halifax Co.-- Masks required

Henry Co.-- Masking Optional

Highland Co.-- Masking optional

Lexington-- Continue Masking

Lynchburg-- Students and staff have the option of wearing a mask.

Martinsville - Masking optional. Starting March 1, parents may opt children out of mandates by notifying principals in writing.

Montgomery Co. -- Continue Masking

Nelson Co.-- Masking optional for all students, staff and visitors on school grounds and buses beginning Monday, March 7, 2022. Attendees at the weekend’s “Footloose” musical are asked to continue masking.

Patrick Co.-- Continue Masking with flexibility

Pittsylvania Co.-- Masking Optional

Pulaski Co. -- Masking Optional

Radford City -- Masking Optional

Roanoke City-- Masking Optional

Roanoke Co.-- Masking Optional

Rockbridge Co.-- Masking Optional as of February 28

Salem -- Continue Masking while awaiting further guidance

Tazewell Co. - - Masking Optional

Wythe Co. -- Masking Optional

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