Palm Beach, Fla., Aug 24, 2021 / 15:02 pm
Catholic school students in the Diocese of Palm Beach will be required to wear masks indoors for at least the first 60 days of school, after which the mask policy will be reviewed. The policy went into effect Monday.
According to an Aug. 22 memo from the diocese's Office of Catholic Schools, masks are required for all individuals “while indoors in any buildings on our school campus and on school transportation,” and are not required when students are outdoors.
“Should your child come to school without a mask, a mask will be given to your child and he/she will be expected to comply and wear the mask,” Superintendent of Schools Gary Gelo wrote in the memorandum.
“If you or your child refuses, your child will be sent home. Your child will not be allowed to attend class without a mask. Families who fail to comply with these guidelines may be asked to consider other education options for their child.”