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DeKalb County schools go mask-optional

Mask mandate lifted for all staff, students, and visitors in the DeKalb County School District.
Mask mandate lifted for all staff, students, and visitors in the DeKalb County School District.
Published: Mar. 1, 2022 at 7:01 PM EST
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ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) - The DeKalb County School District is lifting its mandatory mask requirement for all staff and students indoors and on school buses.

Effective March 2, mask-wearing will be strongly encouraged for all staff, students, and visitors.

The district is one of the last in metro Atlanta to go mask-optional after the CDC relaxed its recommendation on school masks amid a sharp decrease in new COVID-19 cases. Clayton County Public Schools continues to require masks.

DCSD says it will continue the following:

  • Reporting positive COVID-19 cases and exposures utilizing the portal;
  • Implementing mitigating strategies in all school and district facilities; and
  • Offering surveillance testing in schools and central offices.

For more information on the district’s COVID-19 health and safety protocols, click here.