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In Response to CDC, Gaiters Not Permitted Form of Mask in Schools/Buildings

February 5, 2021

Gaiter-Style Masks Not Permitted Form of Mask for Students and Staff in Schools/Buildings Beginning Feb. 8

We continue to monitor guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for updates on Covid-19 mitigation strategies. Recently, the CDC updated their guidance on masking (click here), specifying that masks should be two or more layers, be worn completely over the nose and mouth, and fit snugly against the sides of the face, without gaps or openings.

With this refined CDC guidance, beginning Monday, February 8, Radnor Township School District will no longer permit gaiter-style masks as acceptable face coverings for staff or students attending schools/district buildings in-person. According to the CDC, gaiter-style masks can only align with these recommendations by folding them, which would be logistically difficult to monitor and enforce.

Again, beginning Monday, February 8, gaiter-style masks will no longer be permitted in schools/district buildings for students and staff. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Sincerely,

Todd Stitzel
Director of Human Resources

Dan Bechtold
Director of Secondary Teaching and Learning

Shawn Dutkiewicz
Director of Elementary Teaching and Learning