Northeast Ohio school districts continue to update mask requirements for kids

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(WJW) – Is your child required to wear a mask at school?

Schools are frequently changing those guidelines based on coronavirus in the classroom.

This list is being updated as new policy guidelines are announced from each district. Check back for updates.

AKRON PUBLIC SCHOOLS

All teachers, staff and students are required to wear masks indoor unless they qualify for medical exception. Students and staff can be outside without masks.

AVON LAKE CITY SCHOOLS

The mask mandate has been extended through Oct. 22. Masks will be required for all students inside all K-6 buildings. Masks may be removed during lunch and outdoor activities.

BARBERTON CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

Masks are required in all school buildings beginning Sept. 7.

BAY VILLAGE LOCAL SCHOOLS

Masks are required in all buildings and transportation Oct. 11 to Oct. 22

The district determines mask mandates in two-week intervals and the decision is made by the Friday before, using their own data (for BV schools and the BV community.)

BEREA-MIDPARK MIDDLE SCHOOL

The mask mandate at Berea-Midpark Middle School was lifted. The district strongly recommends masks for all students and staff.

BERKSHIRE LOCAL SCHOOLS

Face coverings are options for students in all grades.

BRECKSVILLE-BROADVIEW HEIGHTS CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

All students and staff are required to wear masks until further notice.

CANTON CITY SCHOOLS

Staff and students are required to wear masks at school. The district says the policy will be evaluated on a month-to-month basis. The district will maintain 3-foot social distancing.

CARDINAL LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

Masks are voluntary. They must be worn on school transportation, per a federal CDC mandate.

CASE WESTERN UNIVERSITY

Masks are required indoors except when alone in a campus workspace or students in their residence hall rooms.

CHARDON LOCAL SCHOOLS

Students and staff are required to wear facial coverings inside the school setting.

CHAGRIN FALLS EXEMPTED VILLAGE SCHOOLS

All staff and students in pre-K to 12 buildings, visitors, volunteers and vendors are required to wear a mask indoors.

CLEARVIEW LOCAL SCHOOLS

All students and staff are required to wear a mask during the school day.

CLEVELAND METROPOLITAN SCHOOL DISTRICT

Cleveland Metropolitan School District Superintendent and CEO Eric Gordon announced masks will be required indoors for students, staff, and guests whether they are vaccinated through October.

CMSD has not said when it will decide what happens with the rest of the school year in regard to masks.

CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY

Everyone on campus is required to wear a mask indoors regardless of vaccination status. Those who have not been vaccinated are encouraged to wear their masks outside as well when social distancing is not possible.

CUYAHOGA FALLS CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

The Cuyahoga Falls City School District is requiring masks for all students, staff and visitors regardless of their vaccination status.

ELYRIA CITY SCHOOLS

Masks are currently required for students in preschool to sixth grade. Students in seventh to 12th grades are not required to wear masks, as this age group is eligible for the COVID vaccination.

GARFIELD HEIGHTS CITY SCHOOLS

The district is requiring masks for all students and employees who work in school buildings at all levels through Oct. 29

HUDSON CITY SCHOOLS

The Hudson City School District has a mask requirement for all K-12 students and all staff.

JACKSON LOCAL SCHOOLS

The district will continue requiring face masks for all students and staff inside buildings until further notice.

KENSTON LOCAL SCHOOLS

The district is requiring everyone, regardless of vaccination status to wear masks indoors and on buses when school returns this fall. Masks are optional for all when outside.

KENT CITY SCHOOLS

Masks will be required for students, staff, and visitors.

KENT STATE UNIVERSITY

Facial coverings are required in all indoor spaces, regardless of vaccination status. Facial coverings are strongly recommended outdoors in all large group settings, including athletic events.

KIRTLAND LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

Face coverings are required for all students, faculty, staff, and other adults while inside buildings on district property, including employees, vendors, and visitors, unless an exemption has been granted. The federal mandate, which requires masks on public transportation including school buses, has been extended through Jan. 18.

LAKEWOOD CITY SCHOOLS

Masks are required for all students, staff and visitors inside school buildings.

LOUISVILLE CITY SCHOOLS

A mask mandate is in effect in all Louisville City School buildings and on school buses.

LORAIN CITY SCHOOLS

Masks are required for staff and students for eight weeks beginning Aug. 26

MANCHESTER LOCAL SCHOOLS

The district is implementing a mask mandate through the end of October.

MASSILLON City SCHOOL DISTRICT

The Massillon City School District requires face coverings for all students, staff
and visitors inside all buildings and school-sponsored transportation until further notice.

MEDINA CITY SCHOOLS

Mask mandate for Northrop Elementary and Helping Hands Preschool through Oct. 15.

MENTOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Face coverings are required for all adults on district property. They are required for all students when social distancing cannot be properly maintained. They are also required on school buses.

MINERVA LOCAL SCHOOLS

The district will continue to require face coverings for all students and staff inside buildings and school-sponsored transportation through October.

OBERLIN CITY SCHOOLS

Students and staff are required to wear masks indoors and on school buses.

OBERLIN COLLEGE

The college is requiring that both vaccinated and unvaccinated people wear a mask indoors unless they are in your residence or office with the door closed. We will continue to monitor the risk and adjust policies based on public health guidance.

OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY 

As of Aug. 2, all students, faculty and staff are required to wear masks in classrooms and other shared indoor spaces. These include common areas, conference rooms, shared office spaces, hallways, buses and shared vehicles on all Ohio State campuses.

OLMSTED FALLS CITY SCHOOLS

Face coverings are required. The policy will be re-evaluated on Oct. 15.

PAINESVILLE CITY LOCAL SCHOOLS

Students, staff and visitors are required to wear masks. Students all need to wear masks while riding the school bus.

PARMA CITY SCHOOLS

Parma City Schools says masks are encouraged but will be optional. However, masks on buses will be mandatory, per CDC guidelines.

PLAIN LOCAL SCHOOLS

Students and staff grades K-12 are required to wear a maks while indoors.

RAVENNA SCHOOL DISTRICT

Masks must be worn by everyone inside a district building and on public transportation.

ROCKY RIVER CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

Masks are required for students and staff in grades pre-K to fifth. They are recommended for grades 6-12. Masks are required on school buses.

SANDUSKY CITY SCHOOLS

Face coverings are required for all district employees and students.

SHAKER HEIGHTS CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

Face masks are universally required indoors and on buses, regardless of vaccination status.

SOLON CITY SCHOOLS

The best way to avoid exclusion from school following an exposure is to be vaccinated and wear a mask.

STOW-MUNROE FALLS CITY SCHOOLS

Masks are strongly recommended, but not required.

STREETSBORO CITY SCHOOLS

Masks are required for all students, staff and visitors to school buildings and indoor facilities, regardless of vaccination status. Masks are also required on school buses.

STRONGSVILLE CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

It is strongly recommended that all students and staff wear masks indoors.

TALLMADGE CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

The indoor mask requirement will continue until Oct. 25, when it will be re-evaluated.

TWINSBURG CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

The district requires masks for all students K-12 and staff members who may have director contact with students while indoors. This is evaluated every six weeks.

UNIVERSITY OF AKRON

The university requires everyone to wear a mask while in indoor public areas across all campuses. They are also required outdoors for unvaccinated individuals when they cannot maintain social distancing.

WATERLOO LOCAL SCHOOLS

Masks are required indoors.

WEST GEAUGA LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

Masks are required at all indoor facilities throughout the district through Oct. 22.

WILLOUGHBY-EASTLAKE CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

A mask mandate is in effect for all students, staff and visitors until further notice.

THE COLLEGE OF WOOSTER

Masks are required in all indoor campus spaces, with the exception of individual private residence hall rooms and private offices. Masks are not required outdoors.

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