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7/28/2020 8:06:00 PM
Updated Details On Cloth Face Coverings

Lincoln County Schools
Press Release

As announced from the Governor’s office this week, the evidence continues to show that wearing a cloth face covering is the most critical tool we have in our arsenal to protect against the spread of COVID-19.  NCDHHS has now updated the state’s public health guidance for K-12 schools to include that all K – 12th grade students, teachers, staff and adult visitors wear cloth face coverings, unless the person has a medical exception, or the person is eating, drinking, or strenuously exercising. Face coverings must be worn by K-12 students, and all teachers, staff, and adult visitors inside school buildings and anywhere on school grounds, including outside. Short Cloth Face Covering breaks can be taken throughout the day when children or staff are six feet apart and stationary. Face coverings will also be required while traveling on buses or in other school transportation vehicles.

To support meeting these requirements, the state is providing five cloth face coverings for all K-12 public school students, teachers, and staff. In addition, the state has also provided “starter packs” of personal protective equipment (PPE) to public schools that include a two-month supply of thermometers, surgical masks, face shields and gowns for school nurses and delegated staff who provide health care to students. Staff and students have the option to provide their own Cloth Face Coverings if they so choose.  

Lincoln County Schools will be implementing guidelines beginning July 31st at all school sites and at all Central Services buildings as we prepare to reopen school.  If staff or parents have any questions or concerns please speak to your direct supervisor.  Thank you for your cooperation as we all work together to remain healthy and keep our schools safe.  

For more information about the reopening of Lincoln County Schools, visit the website at

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