D301 Update on Masking on Buses

School Bus

Effective immediately, Central 301 will no longer require universal masking on school buses. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) stated earlier today:

“Effective February 25, 2022, CDC is exercising its enforcement discretion to not require that people wear masks on buses or vans operated by public or private school systems, including early care and education/child care programs. CDC is making this change to align with updated guidance that no longer recommends universal indoor mask wearing in K-12 and early education settings in areas with a low or medium COVID-19 Community Level.”

Our District positivity rate remains low and COVID-19 metrics across Kane County continue to improve. Masking remains optional for students, staff and visitors.