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Updated Mask Break Information
Updated Mask Break Information
Pam Doyen
Friday, November 20, 2020

Updated Mask Guidance From MDOE:

Increase structure around mask breaks:  In addition to the time during which students may be eating or drinking with a minimum of 6’ physical distancing, school staff should offer only highly structured and well supervised mask breaks during the school day. Such mask breaks should be limited to 5 minutes each, up to a maximum of 15 minutes per day. Breaks should take place in a classroom cohort when possible.  

During mask breaks, individuals:

  • Must be stationary, ideally seated – or standing still if outdoors. Mask breaks should no longer take place during free-play/recess. 
  • Must be at least 6 feet from one another 
  • Should be facing the same direction 
  • Should not engage in conversation or other activity that could spread the virus (silent reading or a writing prompt or other individual activity is ideal).