Masks are optional on Charlotte school buses, for example, in classrooms

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Although masks will be optional, CMS recommends wearing masks indoors.

Buses will now join school buildings as optional places in Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools.

The county announced Friday night that it would follow updated CDC instructions and from March 7 no longer require masks in buses or minibuses operated by public or private schools.

The CMS Education Council voted on February 22 to make masks optional in CMS facilities – such as classrooms and other facilities – from March 7.

Although masks will be optional, CMS recommends wearing masks indoors. The policy change introduced by Mecklenburg County waiving local mask requirements last month and government officials recommending the same thing means that the choice as to whether their students wear the mask remains with families.

The CMS Board will continue to review district mask policies at least once a month as required by state law.

The CMS has adhered to state and county COVID-19 regulations and related restrictions since the beginning of the school year when COVID-19 vaccines were not available to children under 12 years of age. Masks were needed indoors all the time, regardless of vaccination status. The North Carolina Department of Health and Social Services ’StrongSchools toolkit has been updated to reflect the CDC’s recommendation that masks are no longer needed in buses or vans operated by public or private schools.

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Masks are optional on Charlotte school buses, for example, in classrooms

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