UPDATE: Face coverings will be required for all students at all times while inside a school building, regardless of social distancing, unless doing so would inhibit the individual’s health.

The updated guidance from the New Jersey Department of Education on face coverings for students will also include several exceptions to this standard including an exception for certain students with disabilities.

Additionally, the Department is sharing its checklist of specific items that its country offices of education will use to ensure that district plans meet our guidelines.

The Department is also currently finalizing a FAQ document about reopening plans.