Newport Public Schools
Newport Public Schools

On Thursday evening, the Newport School Committee voted 7-0 to make masking optional in Newport Public Schools and on school buses.

This policy will go into effect today after the Governor’s executive order ends at 5:00 pm. The amended policy is located here.

While the Newport Public Schools policy is now optional masking, Newport Public Schools encourages everyone to continue to follow Rhode Island Department of Health guidelines for wearing masks/ face coverings, including those that test positive for COVID 19.

Further Reading

March 4 – Governor McKee, RIDOH update quarantine recommendations for DHS-licensed early learning programs

March 3 – Salve Regina University: Masks now optional inside Salve Regina buildings

March 2 – CCRI updates COVID-19 policies, procedures

March 2 – Lifespan eases some restrictions, expands visitation policy at local hospitals

Feb. 25 – Newport Schools expected to follow state lead and end mandatory masking in schools

Feb. 25 – RIDOH provides updates on the State’s vaccination and testing sites

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