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Wear masks: DeWine outlines policies to reopen schools in the fall

Gov. Mike DeWine today outlined policies for the reopening of school in the fall including requiring school staff to wear face masks, with exceptions, and “strongly recommend” it for students in the third grade and up.

DeWine also said school districts need to vigilantly assess symptoms, require people to wash and sanitize hands to prevent spread, thoroughly clean and sanitize school buildings and practice social distancing.

Face masks are required for school staff unless it is unsafe or “interferes with the learning process,” DeWine said.

If face masks can’t be used, the option of using face shields exists, he said.

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