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Just The Facts: May 21 Mask Mandate Update

Beginning Tuesday, June 1, masks will be strongly recommended for students, staff and visitors, but not required at Fulton County Schools’ facilities.

After the CDC’s new guidance was issued to allow vaccinated individuals to go without masks, it has become impractical for the district to differentiate between those who have been vaccinated or not.   However, we have been proactive in encouraging staff to become vaccinated and can report of the 8,600 employees who have completed our survey, 80 % have received the vaccination.

We are pleased to see the increasing number of staff, students and community members who have received the vaccination and the continued data trends indicating COVID numbers are declining in our community.

The cautious, measured approach FCS has undertaken throughout the school year has allowed us to provide in-person instruction with the least disruption possible.  We plan to continue with this approach as we move into summer learning and the new 2021-22 school year in August.

We will continue to monitor and consult with public health officials and make adjustments if needed.