Covington City School Students Will Have A Choice of Wearing A Mask Starting Monday, January 24th

January 21, 2022

Reported by: Gregory Howard

On Friday, January 21, 2022, the Covington City School Board voted to align the Covington City Public Schools COVID-19 mitigation plan with Executive Order No. 2 issued by Governor Glenn Youngkin on January 15, 2022. Executive Order No. 2 will take effect on Monday, January 24, 2022.

Masking is still recommended as part of the school division’s mitigation strategies, however, beginning January 24, 2022, Covington City Public Schools will no longer require that students, staff, and visitors wear masks while on school property. Masking will be optional. However, the federal mask requirement for public transportation is still in place; therefore, anyone riding a school bus will be required to wear a mask when embarking, disembarking, and for the duration of the journey.

The School Board directed its central office staff to develop updated COVID-19 mitigation guidelines for school facilities. The staff will rely on direction from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Virginia Department of Health in developing the guidelines.

Persons seeking additional information should reach out to the school division at:

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