Dear Franklin Families,
I have received updated mask guidance from the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) regarding outdoor mask usage. I have included a link below to their latest guidance document.
The guidance recommends that masks no longer need to be worn outside in the school setting regardless of a student or staff member's vaccination status (slide 11 of the guidance document below.) The guidance does suggest we continue to social distance outside to the extent possible.
Effective at the end of the day today, per the DHHS guidance, we will no longer require staff or students to wear masks while in an outdoor school setting. This includes recess, athletics, after school outdoor events such as the prom this Saturday night, outdoor graduations, parades etc...
Our mask policies remain unchanged in the indoor setting. Masks will still be worn by all indoors when 6 ft. distancing cannot be maintained.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
SAU 18 Superintendent