May 20, 2021
At the end of the day yesterday, ODE released new updates regarding masks related to vaccination status and indoors vs. outdoors. Please see the details below for what this means in various situations.
Outdoors during the school day: (PE class outside, recess outside, class breaks outside) students and staff are not required to wear face coverings outdoors. At this time, previous physical distancing restrictions still apply.
Indoors during the school day: students and staff are still required to wear face coverings at any time indoors during the school day, other than when eating.
Outdoor sports (after school): students, staff, and spectators (when allowed) are not required to wear face coverings. At this time, all previous physical distancing and capacity restrictions still apply.
Indoor sports (after school): fully vaccinated students, staff, and spectators (when allowed) are not required to wear face coverings with proof of vaccination status (see below for definition). At this time, all previous physical distancing and capacity restrictions still apply.
Masks will continue to be an option that anyone can chose in a situation that they might not be required.
- “Fully vaccinated individual” means an individual has received both doses of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine or one dose of a single-dose vaccine and at least 14 days have passed since the individual’s final dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
- “Proof of vaccination status” means documentation provided by a tribal, federal, state or local government, or a health care provider, that includes an individual’s name, date of birth, type of COVID-19 vaccination given, date or dates given, depending on whether it is a one-dose or two-dose vaccine, and the name/location of the health care provider or site where the vaccine was administered. Documentation may include, but is not limited to, COVID-19 vaccination record card, or a copy or digital picture of the vaccination record card.