Wooster City School District Seeks Public Comment on Draft Face Covering Policy

The Wooster City School District is seeking public comment on a draft face covering policy. A face covering policy will be presented to the Board of Education on July 28. 

The proposed policy outlines the required use of face coverings for employees, students, and visitors beginning in August 2020. In July 2020, Governor DeWine issued requirements for all employees to wear a face covering during the COVID-19 pandemic and required school systems to develop a face covering policy.

Additionally, approved exceptions to the use of face coverings are outlined within the policy. 

“Face coverings will play an integral role in the safe reopening of our schools for the 2020-21 school year,” said Superintendent Dr. Michael Tefs. “The proposed policy is based off of mandates and requirements set forth by the Ohio Governor, Ohio State Health Department, Wayne County Health Department, Ohio Department of Education and other entities. We are committed to providing students, staff and visitors with a safe and healthy environment. It is important that we welcome all public comment on how we can work to create this environment for our community through the proposed policy.”  

The full COVID-19 Policy: Use of Face Coverings, can be found on the district website. Public comments can be submitted on this site.

The Wooster City School District presented its COVID-19 Education Recovery Plan at the Board of Education meeting on June 30. The plan outlines how Wooster City Schools will operate moving forward for the 2020-2021 school year. The district listened to feedback and community input on the proposed plan during a virtual townhall meeting on July 7 and continues to collect data and refine the plan.

Additional information on the plan can be found on the COVID-19 Recovery plan tab at the top of the website homepage.