4 Miami Valley school districts update mask policies

Miami Valley News

MIAMI VALLEY, Ohio (WDTN) – Four Miami Valley school districts announced they are updating their mask policies on Monday, Sept. 6.

Mad River Schools in Riverside, Xenia Community Schools, Springfield City Schools, and Clark-Shawnee schools all released updates within hours of each other.

According to a release by Mad River Schools, masks will now be required for all visitors, staff and students in grades pre-K through six while indoors. Masking will not be enforced while students are outside, however they continue to require masks while students are on the bus. The district says that students with a medical exemption must provide a doctor’s note to their building principal.

Xenia Community Schools has said that masks will now be required for students in both elementary and secondary students starting Tuesday, September 7. Exemption forms will be available upon request to fully vaccinated students.

Springfield City Schools is now requiring masks for all students, regardless of vaccination status, and continues to maximize social distancing whenever possible.

Clark–Shawnee Schools is requiring masks for all students and staff for a ten-day period from Tuesday, September 7 through Friday, September 17. The school said this period is to review plans to ensure a safe school year.

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