Allentown Diocese says no masks required at Catholic schools for 2021-22

Written by on July 1, 2021

Allentown Diocese says no masks required at Catholic schools for 2021-22

By Jen Rehill

July 1, 2021

The front entrance to Allentown Central Catholic High School. Photo | Courtesy of the Allentown Central Catholic High School’s Facebook page.

ALLENTOWN, Pa. – No masks will be required at the region’s Catholic schools this fall according to word from the Diocese of Allentown in a letter sent to parents on June 30 

Based on current vaccination rates and low levels of community transmission of COVID-19, the Diocese says it will offer full, in-person instruction at all schools for the 2021-22 school year. 

Students and staff will not be required to wear face coverings, but can choose to do so. 

Masks may still be required on public school buses, and for those getting support services or taking part in sports with other schools. 

Diocesan officials said they are not planning to offer virtual education options in the fall, except for those in COVID-19 quarantine or who are in other serious medical situations.

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