State Masking Requirement Effective September 7, 2021

August 31, 2021

As you may be aware, Governor Tom Wolf announced today (Wednesday, August 31, 2021) that the PA Department of Health has issued an order requiring masks to be worn inside all K-12 school buildings (public and private), as well as childcare facilities, in Pennsylvania beginning Tuesday, September 7, 2021.

The Souderton Area School District will comply with this order and require masks for all students, staff, and visitors. Our schools are closed on September 7, but the order will be in effect when students return on Wednesday, September 8. The order does not apply to school sports or outdoor activities.

We ask that students who are not already wearing masks begin doing so this week to become acclimated to them. Our teachers will be sure to provide students with socially distanced mask breaks throughout the day, and we will continue practicing other mitigation measures to limit the transmission of COVID-19. For more information about this change, please visit the Department of Education’s Frequently Asked Questions.