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Informational Update: Masks PreK-5

 Dear Parent(s) and Guardian(s):


Beginning on June 1, 2021, and in alignment with Governor Baker’s shifting the state’s mask mandate to a mask advisory, and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s updated mask guidelines, the Public Schools of Northborough and Southborough will no longer require that masks be worn by students when outdoors during recess, physical education or outdoor classroom environments, even when social distance can not be maintained. Masks are required on the bus at all times and inside the school buildings, except when eating.


In alignment with the Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines*, The Public Schools of Northborough and Southborough strongly encourages all non-vaccinated persons to wear masks outdoors when they are with individuals from outside their household and unable to maintain social distance.  The Medical Advisory Team supports mask wearing for non-vaccinated students. 


*CDC Guidance for Mask Wearing



Gregory L. Martineau

Superintendent of Schools