Darien Schools Superintendent Alan Addley told parents in an email early Saturday afternoon that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is no longer requiring that students wear masks when on school buses or vans.
“[M]ask wearing will be optional in schools and on school buses on Monday, Feb. 28,” Addley wrote in the two-paragraph message.
Here’s the full text of Addley’s message:
Dear Staff and Families:
This is a quick update to yesterday’s communication. Late afternoon on Friday the CDC exercised its enforcement discretion to not require that students wear masks on school buses and vans. This also applies to any vehicles chartered by the district for student transportation.
This is good news as it aligns with the District’s recent decision to make mask wearing optional for students, staff and visitors; hence, mask wearing will be optional in schools and on school buses on Monday, Feb. 28.
Enjoy the remainder of the weekend,
AlanSuperintendent of Schools