Mask/Face Covering Information
The Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) and the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) have noted all students and staff will be required to wear a mask/face covering on the bus and throughout the school day. To help children prepare for school in the fall, work with your child this summer with their masks/face covering. Practice putting the mask/face covering on, taking it off and wearing for longer periods of time.
A statewide mask/face covering mandate is in effect across the state of Washington (effective June 26, 2020) and requires the use of masks/face coverings in public for everyone over the age of 5, unless someone has a medical condition that makes it unsafe for them to wear one. Click here to learn more.
Wearing a mask/face cover in public helps prevent the spread of illness and saves lives by preventing the spread of illness from people who are pre-symptomatic or asymptomatic. Masks/face covering should be worn in addition to practicing other health and safety measures such as keeping a safe distance from others and frequently washing your hands.
How to properly wear a mask/face covering:
- Wash your hands before putting on your mask/face covering.
- Put it over your nose and mouth and secure it under your chin.
- Try to fit it snugly against the sides of your face.
- Make sure you can breathe easily.
- Frequently wash your hands.
- Avoid touching your cover and face (wash your hands if you do).
- Continue to maintain at least 6 feet of distance with others as much as possible.
- Wash your face cover after every use.
- For safety reasons, children under the age of 2 should not wear a cloth cover.
Please see the links below for more mask/face covering resources.