Does my student need to wear a mask or face covering?

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Yes, the Governor’s Executive Order 20-81 mandates all Minnesotans wear a face covering in all public indoor spaces and indoor businesses starting on July 25, 2020. The Executive Order applies to everyone, making exemptions for children who are five-years-old and under, and those with a medical condition, mental health condition, or disability that makes it unreasonable for the individual to maintain a face covering.

Included in those settings where masks will be required, are school buildings, both public and nonpublic. Face coverings are generally required for all students, staff, and other persons present in any kindergarten through grade 12 school buildings or district offices or riding on school transportation vehicles.

Exemptions include: Individuals with a medical condition, mental health condition, or disability that makes it unreasonable for the individual to maintain a face covering. This includes, but is not limited to, individuals who have a medical condition that compromises their ability to breathe, and individuals who are unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove a face covering without assistance. For exemptions, work with the school administration. Doctor's note required.

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