Catholic schools superintendent mandates masks for students

Masks required in 29 schools

File photo.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Diocese of St. Augustine is requiring masks for all of its schools as students return from the winter break.

A letter sent to parents reads, “Every county in the diocese has exceeded the 10% threshold [for COVID-19 positive cases] and masks will therefore be required indoors at every school.”

The list of schools that are required to have masks are marked on Superintendent Deacon Scott Conway wrote that the administrators hope to have the requirement for a short time.

The mandate affects 24 elementary schools and five high schools. New quarantine procedures were also put into place. Read the full announcement here.

The letter states if families do not want their children to wear masks, school administrators and parents will discuss options on a case-by-case basis.

Here are the schools that require masks:

Annunciation Interparish School (VPK-4, K-8)

Assumption Early Childhood Learning Center (6 weeks to VPK-4)

Assumption School (PK-3, VPK-4, K-8)

Bishop John J. Snyder High School (9-12)

Bishop Kenny High School (9-12)

Blessed Trinity (PreK-8)

Cathedral Early Learning Center

Cathedral Parish School (VPK-8)

Christ the King Early Learning Center

Christ the King School (PreK-8)

Guardian Catholic School (PK-3 through 8)

Holy Family School (PreK-8)

Morning Star School (K-12)

Palmer Catholic Academy (PreK-8)

Palmer Catholic Academy Preschool

Resurrection School (PK-3, VPK-4, K-8)

Sacred Heart School (VPK-4, K-8)

San Jose School (PreK-8)

San Juan del Rio School (PreK-8)

St. Clare Early Learning Center

St. John Paul II Early Learning Center

St. Joseph Catholic School

St. Paul Catholic School (VPK-4, K-8)

St. Luke Child Care Center

St. Matthew Catholic School

St. Michael Academy

St. Patrick Catholic School (PK-3, VPK-4, K-8)

St. Paul Catholic School (PreK-3, VPK-4, K-8)

St. Joseph Academy

St. Therese of the Child Jesus Early Childhood Center

About the Author: