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Old 10-20-2020, 10:12 AM
 
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If you are f2f and in a classroom is your school requiring masks only? Are they allowing face shields?

Our school went back at first and now we've been out for a few weeks and they are planning to do f2f again starting next week. I am NOT a fan of face shields as most of the kids who had them don't wear them properly and I don't think they are as good.
What is your school policy? Are they allowed one or the other? I would love to be able to have some studies or definitive answer and insist it be masks only - no shields (unless worn with a mask).

Would love to know what other schools are allowing.

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Old 10-20-2020, 10:20 AM
 
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IF and when we do reopen we were already told we have to wear both the mask and shield for teachers and just the mask for kids.
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We have been in person for over a month now and all students are required to wear a mask inside the building except during snack and lunch. Most have been doing great, with just occasional reminders to pull up over their nose. They can learn to do it. It is the expectation we've set and all the students are doing it, so it really hasn't been an issue.
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We require masks. Students can wear a face shield in addition to a mask, but not instead of. Officially, what is required is a "cloth facial covering."
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Old 10-20-2020, 02:59 PM
 
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We are pretty much mask only.

We can use a certain type of face shield that is FDA (or CDC or WHO or something like that) approved, but that's the only type of shield allowed and it can be worn for specific purposes and at specific times:

-When you are further than 6 ft. apart from someone (so if helping a student next to his or desk, you have to wear the regular mask)

-When communicating with someone who is deaf or hard of hearing

-When it's needed to see your face (such as phonics or speech instruction)

If it doesn't meet all 3 of these, you can't wear it or you have to change into a mask. Most have opted to just do the mask because it's a pain to have to constantly change.


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Old 10-20-2020, 03:22 PM
 
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We are all required to wear masks, but shields are optional (and provided by my school). There is one or two of the kindergarten/1st grade teachers that wear them, but most of us just do the mask.
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All students and staff in my district are required to wear face masks unless they completed a form stating a health problem. Several of our severe special needs students are not wear masks or shields.

We have a pregnant teacher in my building who is wearing a shield but she has severe breathing problems. We may also wear shields when teaching letter sounds, speech instruction, etc.
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Old 10-21-2020, 04:11 PM
 
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Staff and students are required to wear a mask. We may wear a shield in addition to the mask but not instead of. I wear both. We are having a high surge in cases right now.
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Old 10-22-2020, 04:05 AM
 
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All staff must wear a mask at all times. We must wear a shield or googles anytime (about 6 feet)we are within 2 m or a student, so thatís pretty much always. We may remove our masks to eat lunch only if we are two metres apart from other staff. Students in grades 4 and up are required to wear a mask. Most younger students at my school are masked as well.
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Old 10-22-2020, 10:33 AM
 
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All people in the building must wear a mask at all times. Face shields are optional.


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