WAYNE COUNTY, Mich. - The Wayne County Public Health Department today issued a new order mandating local school districts, schools and daycare providers require students, faculty, staff and visitors to wear a face mask while in school and during school-sponsored indoor events. The order takes effect immediately. A copy of the order is attached to this release.
Specifically, today's order directs schools and daycare providers to:
Â· Require indoor wearing of face masks for all pre-kindergarten through grade 12 students, regardless of their vaccine status; and,
Â· Require face masks be worn indoors by all teachers, administrative staff, other employees, parent/guardians, attendees, and volunteers.
Last week, Wayne County Public Health officials issued "strong recommendations" that all school districts implement a COVID-19 safety plan that includes a universal mask requirement. With today's order, wearing a mask while indoors is now mandatory for all students, staff, employees and visitors at public, private and parochial educational settings, including daycare centers, throughout Wayne County.
Walk-in vaccinations are available to residents at Wayne County clinics for both initial shots and boosters. Appointments as well as arrangements for in-home booster for homebound residents can be made by calling 1-866-610-3885.
For information about ways Wayne County residents can protect themselves against COVID-19 visit www.waynecounty.com/covid19.