However, it is important to note that this new Executive Order does not change mask wearing for schools. Mask wearing remains a requirement at all Madison schools and offices.
Here is a statement of clarification provided today from the Arizona Department of Education:
“Dear School Leaders,
We wanted to share information we received from the Arizona Department of Health Services today in light of Governor Ducey's executive order relaxing COVID-19 restrictions. AZDHS Emergency Measure 2020-04 is still in effect, requiring masks in all K-12 schools. Masking is one of the top mitigation strategies for safe in-person learning as recommended by the CDC.
Masks must be worn on school campuses, on school buses and during school-associated activities by all students, faculty, staff, contractors, and visitors.
Thank you, Arizona Department of Education”
Madison remains committed to all health and safety requirements in order to keep our staff and students safe and our classrooms open for learning.