CLAY COUNTY, Fla. — In a 3-2 vote, Tuesday, The Clay County School Board passed a plan for reopening schools this fall on August 25, 2020.
Part of the plan mandates masks for students in grades 3 through 12. While grades pre-kindergarten through 2nd grade are not required to wear a mask, it is strongly encouraged when its difficult to social distance.
Social Distancing maintained - Under any circumstance where social distancing practices (six (6) feet of separation) can be utilized and maintained consistently.
Infants – This is defined as children under two (2) years of age.
Students in Pre-K through grade 2 - It is STRONGLY recommended that students in these grade levels wear a face covering but is not required. Social distancing shall be maintained.
Driving alone in District Vehicles - Defined as with no passengers in the vehicle.
Indoors with Social Distancing - Examples: classroom, restroom, locker room, administrative offices.
Outdoors with Social Distancing - Examples: Athletic field, parking lot, waiting at parent pickup line.
During scheduled mealtimes – No face covering required while actually eating and maintaining social distance. Walking to cafeteria or other meal site, waiting in lines for food, socializing before and after meals; a face covering is required.
During Strenuous physical Activity – Examples: Physical education or participation in athletic events that require physical exertion.
While performing in a musical or theatrical production – During actual performance and limited circumstances during practice with a wind instrument or vocal performance.
When in a state of Physical crises or physical disability - Examples: unconscious, difficulty breathing or otherwise physically incapacitated.
Medical, emotional, physical or psychological condition – This requires either a certification by a medical provider, an affected adult or by a parent of an affected student that a condition listed herein exists and contraindicates utilization of face coverings and prevents the individual from being able to safely wear a face covering. This will require a commitment of the affected adult or parent of an affected student to ensure strict practice of social distancing.
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