After reviewing the cloth face covering guidance from the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), Washington State Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the school district developed the following face covering standards:
Cloth Face Covering:
- Definition: A cloth face covering is fabric that fully covers your nose and mouth.
- Wear face coverings with two or more layers to stop the spread of COVID-19.
- Wear the face covering over your nose and mouth and secure it under your chin.
- Face coverings should be worn by people two years and older.
- Face coverings should not be worn by children younger than two, people who have a documented medical condition preventing them from wearing a face covering or by people who cannot remove the mask without assistance.
- Both factory made and homemade are acceptable.
- Face coverings can be made from a variety of materials like cotton, fleece or linen.
- Neck gaiters are acceptable if the material consists of two or more layers.
- Bandanas and face shields are not acceptable.
Employees do not need to wear a face covering when working in a room alone.