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Effective Wednesday, Sept. 30, Baker Public Schools will adhere to the mask directive issued by Governor Bullock requiring that masks be worn in all K-12 schools that reside in a county with four (4) or more active COVID 19 cases.

Students and staff will need to wear face coverings while on school property.

The exceptions to the requirement are as follows: children under the age of five, individuals consuming food or drinks, individuals engaged in strenuous physical exercise (recess, PE, band), individuals giving a speech or engaging in an artistic, cultural, musical, or theatrical performance for an audience provided the audience is separated by at least six (6) feet of distance, persons who have a medical condition precluding the safe wearing of face coverings (medical documentation must be provided).

Additionally; teachers may remove their face covering when providing instruction in the front of a classroom provided the teacher is separated by at least six (6) feet distance from any other individuals in the classroom.

Teachers may remove their face covering when they are in their respective classrooms and where there are no students present. Teachers may allow students to remove their face coverings if students are seated at their desks in a classroom and six (6) feet of distance is strictly maintained between each of the students.

If a teacher is working one-on-one with a student both the teacher and the student need to be wearing a face covering. If students are working in small groups, the students must be wearing face coverings.

Students may also remove their face covering when giving a presentation to the class and where socially distancing is maintained by at least six (6) feet from others.

We thank you for your continuous support and working with us to help maintain a safe and healthy, learning environment for our students.

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