Officials with both the Washington County School District and the Iron County School District have been awaiting further clarification on the order to formulate their own plans of how to enforce it.

Governor Gary Herbert said besides masks not being required in outdoor spaces in schools, there would be some other “common sense” exemptions to having to wear a mask at a school:

  • If maintaining a physical distance of 6 feet from anyone else. 
  • Eating lunch.
  • Children younger than age 3.
  • Those who have disabilities.
  • Some extracurricular activities.

Herbert also said teachers will be encouraged to use clear plastic facemasks to better convey instruction to students

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