Diocese of Fall River issues mask mandate for city’s catholic schools
FALL RIVER, Mass. (WLNE)- The Diocese of Fall River announced Friday that they have issued guidelines requiring masks for all staff and students older than five-years.
The diocese said that masks will not be required outside or while eating.
The policy will be in effect when school starts next week, and will run until at least October 1, being reevaluated through the coming weeks.
“We believe that requiring everyone aged 5 and over to wear a mask while indoors is the most prudent thing to do for the safety of our school communities. We are very aware that this is a fluid situation and we will continue to monitor relevant data and make changes if and when the circumstances dictate,” said Superintendent Daniel S. Roy.
All schools will be learning in-person five days per week. There will be no distance learning option.