New CDC Guidance Removes Mask Requirements for School Buses

Mar 3, 2022

by Mark Timmerman

Effective February 25, 2022, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) no longer requires the wearing of masks on buses or vans operated by public or private school systems, including early care and education/child care programs. However, school districts may still require people to wear masks on buses or vans at their discretion.

Prior to February 25, 2022, the CDC required face masks to be worn by all people while on public transportation. The new change aligns with the CDC’s updated guidance that no longer recommends universal indoor mask wearing by adults and children in K-12 schools and early education settings in regions with a low or medium COVID-19 Community Level.

Tueth Keeney will continue to monitor the ever-changing landscape of COVID-19 and its impact on the K-12 context.

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Mark T. Timmerman practices in the areas of Missouri school education, higher education, constitutional law, litigation, and labor & employment law. He works primarily with educational institutions, including public school districts, charter schools, and private schools, as well as public and private universities. He advises his clients on a range of matters including employment matters, harassment and discrimination disputes, student rights, and various constitutional issues. Mark focuses on making sure his clients are pointed in the right direction from the very beginning of a legal dispute, and he enjoys counseling clients daily. Prior to joining the firm, Mark was a trial attorney in the Missouri State Public Defender System in its Clayton, Missouri office.

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