IPS to require masks for students, staff, regardless of vaccination status

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Indianapolis Public Schools connected Thursday updated its disguise argumentation to necessitate each students and unit to deterioration masks portion indoors during the upcoming schoolhouse year, careless of vaccination status.

On July 20, the territory announced that masks would beryllium optional for vaccinated unit and students 12 oregon older who provided impervious of vaccination.

The territory successful a Thursday tweet provided its reasoning for the change: “After reviewing caller guidance from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, @StateHealthIN, & @Marion_Health, we person updated our disguise protocol for students & unit to necessitate everyone, careless of vaccination status, to deterioration a disguise portion indoors.”

Several schoolhouse districts successful and astir Marion County person changed their disguise policies since the CDC connected Tuesday recommended that each students and unit successful schoolhouse instrumentality to wearing masks and that vaccinated radical instrumentality to wearing masks indoors successful parts of the U.S. wherever the coronavirus is surging.

IPS said it inactive encourages students to supply impervious of vaccination, arsenic disguise guidance could alteration aboriginal successful the schoolhouse year.

Masks are required for everyone connected IPS buses, arsenic portion of the national Transportation Security Administration mandate.

The archetypal time of schoolhouse is Aug. 2.

Click here to spot the afloat IPS COVID-19 policy.

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