TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — New Jersey will no longer have a statewide mask requirement for schools in the upcoming year, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday.
Murphy said local school districts can make their own mask rules, as long as COVID infection rates remain low. Any student or faculty member who wants to wear a mask will be allowed to do so.READ MORE: COVID In New York: Mask Mandates Not Being Re-Imposed Just Yet As Concern Grows Over Delta Variant
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NEW: Today, the @NJDeptofHealth and @NewJerseyDOE will release health and safety recommendations for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year.
All schools must prepare to open for full-time, in-person instruction. The guidance being released today is to ensure this happens. pic.twitter.com/3Dl3a3cCdz
— Governor Phil Murphy (@GovMurphy) June 28, 2021
Face coverings will still be required on school buses.
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