Important COVID-19 Mask Update!
PCPS Updates Face Coverings Requirement to Reflect CDC Changes
Polk County Public Schools has made two changes to its face covering requirement to reflect an update from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.
In keeping with the CDC’s recommendations, PCPS will continue to allow gaiters. However, the CDC specifies that gaiters should be made of double-layered material.
Additionally, students and staff members may not wear masks with ports, as the CDC advises these designs can allow virus particles to escape.
Just a reminder: All students and staff must wear a face covering that covers both the nose and mouth and fits snugly against the sides of a person’s face with little or no gaps at all times to ensure their own safety and the safety of other students and staff. Students must wear the face covering at all times when on school grounds or district-provided transportation, unless the student is involved in an approved activity when a face covering would not be appropriate. All face coverings must comply with general dress code and school uniform requirements.
Thank you for your cooperation!