Continuation of Mask Requirement

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    Chelsea Public Schools 

    Dr. Almi G. Abeyta, Ed.D.

    Published on May 6, 2022

    Dear Chelsea Public Schools Community,

    I am writing to provide you with an update on the mask requirement and COVID-19 protocols in our schools.

    On Wednesday, April 13, our School Committee voted to lift the mask requirement in schools starting on Monday, May 9. This vote included an acknowledgement that CDC recommendations would be followed as it pertains to the status of our mask policies in schools.

    When that vote occurred, COVID-19 rates were lower than they are right now. As of today, the CDC has identified the Suffolk County COVID-19 community level as “High”, which includes a recommendation to wear masks indoors. Therefore, we will continue with our mask requirement and other COVID-19 protocols in our schools. Masks will still be required in our schools until further notice.

    This decision is a result of our commitment to remain vigilant regarding COVID-19 levels in our community, and to adhere to CDC recommendations about wearing masks.  The safety of our students and staff is our top priority. Click here to learn more about the latest CDC COVID-19 Community Levels.

    We will continue to monitor the situation, and provide updates accordingly.



    Dr. Almi G. Abeyta


    Chelsea Public Schools