The use of non-medical masks will be mandatory in all schools for students in Grades 4 through 12, staff and visitors when physical distancing of at least 2 meters is not possible.
Further information regarding this directive will be forthcoming. The department will work with public health on advice and clarifications on exceptions to this directive prior to September 2.
The news announcement on mandatory masks can be found at https://news.gov.mb.ca/news/?archive=&item=49090
As well, the Pandemic Response System have been introduced to share the current level of risk, provide public health guidance to Manitobans and explain the range of measures in place to reduce the spread of COVID-19. For more information please see https://manitoba.ca/covid19/restartmb/prs/system.html.