Archdiocese of Boston reverses guidelines, now requiring indoor masking for its Catholic schools

BOSTON — The Archdiocese of Boston has changed its mask guidance for its schools for the upcoming academic year.

All 69 Catholic schools controlled by the Archdiocese will now be required to implement universal indoor masking through October 1, 2021. This follows the announcement from public school education leaders that students and staff within public schools will be required to wear masks through at least Oct. 1.

The Archdiocese of Boston recommends the 31 other Catholic schools that are private independent schools or Catholic schools run by religious orders take a similar approach, but the Archdiocese cannot issue the mandate for those schools.

The Archdiocese says it will continue to evaluate its policy based on state and federal guidance, health data, and input from schools and parents.

These are the schools that fall under the Archdiocese.

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