The Ministry of Education in Saskatchewan outlined what mandatory face mask use in the province’s school would look like but did not require that step, leaving it up to individual school boards to decide.
According to the Education Minister, education in Saskatchewan is remarkably diverse. Schools ranging from four students to over 1,600 students. It is vital to consider what works for all facilities.
Soon after the announcement, two of the province’s largest school boards, both in Saskatoon, announced they would proceed with a face mask policy, although it was uncertain in both cases whether the policy would kick in first thing next month.
Saskatoon Public Schools (SPS) stated that it would required students in Grades 4 to 12 to wear a face mask in spaces where physical distancing is not possible.
Face masks will be recommended for prekindergarten to Grade 3 students in schools. Masks will be required for all students on buses. Staff members, parents, caregivers, and visitors will also be required to wear face masks.
In a release, the Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools stated that it would be implementing the use of face masks consistent with the directions outlined.
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