Which Ashland County Schools are mandating masks- State of Ohio lifted the mandate, find out who is requiring masks for the school year?
Individual schools are in charge thus far of COVID-19 protocols for the upcoming 2021-2022 academic school year. They are taking recommendations from the Ohio Health department as well as the Stark County Health Department into consideration and plans are always subject to change.
CDC has recommended face coverings be worn on all school buses (or other modes of public transportation).
Ashland City Schools: No school restart plans information could be found online. https://www.ashlandcityschools.org/district/news/school-restart-plans
Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center JVSD: Minute 5 of the video– the Principal Rick Brindley states: “As of right now, as of today (8/9/21) our masks are optional for students and staff.“
Black River Local Schools: “Facial coverings will be optional in any indoor or outdoor areas on our campus. Anyone wishing to wear a mask is welcome to do so. • Public health agencies are encouraging unvaccinated persons over the age of 12 and children between the ages of 2-11 to wear a facial covering while indoors.”
More information here.
Mapleton Local Schools: No statement about a mask mandate was stated online. Assuming no masks required. https://www.mapleton.k12.oh.us/
First, we are returning to our “normal” routing for buses this coming school year. However we need to remember that wearing masks on public transportation is STILL a requirement- last year the Center for Disease Control (CDC) mandated/required that wearing a mask was a requirement on public transportation, and this requirement is still in place. School transportation is considered public transportation and therefore we are still requiring students and drivers to wear masks on school buses.
Secondly, the American Association of Pediatrics (AAP) strongly recommends students in grades K-12 wear a mask. However, at this time this is a RECOMMENDATION and not a requirement as it was last school year. Therefore, Loudonville-Perrysville Schools are not requiring masks to be worn by students and staff. Families and staff who choose to wear masks may do so at any time.”
We are still awaiting final details for if Ashland City Schools are mandating masks.
The information included in this article was accurate as of 8/8/2021. The information is subject to change and readers are encouraged to check with their appropriate districts directly to confirm.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a nationwide tracker where community transmission is being tracked. By hovering over a county one can immediately see if the transmission is low, moderate, substantial, or high in any given county.
At the beginning of August 2021 Ashland County is considered to have high (red) transmission by the CDC. Surrounding counties are ranked high or substantial currently.