Published On: December 30, 2022

Facing a likely uptick in COVID cases and other illnesses after winter break, Boston Public Schools is urging students and staff to wear masks in school when they return next week — but district leaders stopped short of making masking a mandate.

In a letter sent to families on Friday, Superintendent Mary Skipper said masking “is an ask and expectation of students and staff,” but is not a requirement. No one will be disciplined or sent home if they refuse, she said. The temporary masking will be in effect from Wednesday to Jan. 13 during the school day on school premises and school buses. The district will also provide disposable face masks to students or staff who need them.

Read the full article in the Boston Globe.

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