Effective Monday, November 15, face coverings are optional for all students, staff, and school visitors in all HCPS school settings.
This means that students in all grade levels, staff at all HCPS properties, and visitors to our campuses for school-related activities and extra-curricular events may choose whether or not to wear a face covering while indoors.
Face coverings are still required while traveling on buses and all other group transportation settings, per CDC Order. Face coverings are also still required in HCPS Child Care settings, per the Division of Child Development and Early Education with the N.C. Department of Health & Human Services. In these situations, face coverings will be provided by bus drivers or Child Care Services staff if a student does not have one of their own.
Once again, this change becomes effective Monday, November 15, for all students and staff. Instructional “Return to Learn” plans will continue to be evaluated and refined based on current health data, as well as federal, state, and local guidelines.
This change has been updated on the “RTL: Health & Safety” page at www.HCPSNC.org/RTL-health-and-safety. Any additional changes will be communicated to HCPS families via SwiftK12 emails and phone calls.