All private, public school students in Oakland County required to wear masks

Order requires mask use regardless of vaccination status

The emergency health order requires masks in daycares and elementary, middle, high, and vocational schools regardless of vaccination status to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

PONTIAC, Mich. – The Oakland County Health Division issued an emergency health order Tuesday that requires all students and staff to wear masks when they return to school.

Read: Oakland County issues emergency health order requiring masks in schools

The new order impacts public, private and charter schools regardless of vaccination status. The state had said it was up to each district and municipalities to chose their own course in regards to masks, but county health officials can issue such an order during a public health crisis.

Parents discussed the pros and cons of the new order at a multiple-school meet up in Clawson Tuesday night.

You can watch Mara MacDonald’s full story in the video above.

The order mandates all students Pre-K through 12 have to be masked inside the school until community transmission for Oakland County is categorized as “moderate” by the CDC for at least 14 days.

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Read the full order here:

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