School district mask guidance: Check developing list
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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