Effective Tuesday, Feb. 15, face coverings are optional in all grade levels, and indoors at all HCPS locations and properties.
This is a change to the board’s decision in January that had reinstated the face covering requirement during a time of heightened community spread of the new Omicron variant in Henderson County.
On Monday, Feb. 14, the board voted on whether to maintain or amend its existing face covering policy, as is required by Senate Bill 654.
District administrators and school board members remain committed to monitoring community health trends and adjusting school system operations in the interest of student, staff, and public health.
As always, our 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.
Any additional changes will be communicated to HCPS families via SwiftK12 emails and phone calls. Current district plans are also updated online at www.HCPSNC.org/ReturnToLearn.