COVID19 mask update for buses, image of bus and district logo

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced on February 25, 2022 that “it is exercising its enforcement discretion to not require that people wear masks on buses or vans operated by public or private school systems, including early care and education/child care programs. CDC is making this change to align with updated guidance that no longer recommends universal indoor mask wearing in K-12 schools and early education settings in areas with a low or medium COVID-19 Community Level.”

 

Effective immediately, the South Carolina Department of Education and the Lancaster County School District will no longer require the use of masks by students and staff on state owned and operated school buses.  As is the case with school facilities, the Lancaster County School District strongly encourages, but does not require masks on school buses.