Grand Rapids, Forest Hills Public Schools to require masks to start 2021-2022 school year

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Posted at 2:03 PM, Aug 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-16 14:55:06-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Anyone inside a Grand Rapids Public Schools building will need to wear a mask to start this coming school year.

The district informed parents and students of the decision in an email on Monday.

The requirement impacts all people who enter a school building, regardless of vaccination status. The mask mandate goes into effect on Aug. 17 and will be revisited on or before Sept. 20.

The district says it was heavily influenced by the recommendation by MDHHS that anyone indoors should wear a mask.

Forest Hills Public Schools also released information on its mask requirement Monday.

The district will require masks for all students in grades PreK-6, as well as any other unvaccinated person entering a school building.

Masks will be required on all school buses regardless of age or vaccination status.

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