Face Mask Protocols
LHP Face Mask Policy
Students are required to bring a face mask to school on a daily basis. Face masks must be school appropriate, not distracting to the learning environment, and contribute to the safety and well-being of the school community. Please note these specific guidelines regarding face masks:
- Face masks must be secured around the ears or head and capable of covering the nose and mouth.
- Face masks may be of any cloth fabric and must be solid color or pattern that is school appropriate and not distracting to the learning environment.
- Face masks may not feature or contain words or messages.
The school reserves the right to have the final approval on what is deemed “school appropriate” with regard to all face masks. Students who do not bring a face mask to school or have one that is not considered to be school appropriate will be provided a disposable one to use for the remainder of that school day.
Students are required to wear face masks indoors, while walking to and from classes, and outdoors.
Students and employees may remove face masks while eating, drinking, or engaged in heavy physical activity.
Employees may also remove masks while alone in a private office or classroom. Face shields are not safe or effective alternatives for a mask and may only be used by employees in special, pre-approved learning activities.
BACK TO SCHOOL PLAN
- November 4, 2020: Second Semester Operations
- August 1, 2020: Back to School Update
- July 15, 2020: Back to School Update
- July 1, 2020: Back to School Update
- June 22, 2020: Back to School Update
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- CDC: Coronavirus Cases in the U.S.
- U.S. State Department Travel Advisories
- Johns Hopkins CSEE Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases
- Florida Department of Health
- Florida Department of Education
- Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus (Child Mind Institute)
- Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource (NASP)
- Talking With Children About Coronavirus Disease 2019 (CDC)
- Help Your Family De-Stress During Coronavirus Uncertainty (Common Sense Media)
- How Working Parents Can Prepare for Coronavirus Closures (Harvard Business Review)