Mask Update 12/10/21

Important Information about Masking in GVSD

We are aware that the PA Supreme Court struck down the Acting Secretary of Health’s school masking order, effective December 10, 2021. However, school entities still possess the authority to require masks in their facilities as recommended by the CDC. To be clear:

  • In alignment with our Health and Safety Plan, the Great Valley School District will continue to require masks in all schools and facilities.
  • Additionally, the PA Supreme Court decision does not impact the federal directive that requires all passengers and drivers to wear a mask on school buses. Masks will continue to be required on all school buses.

We continue to monitor transmission and positivity rates in our community, and regularly consult with the Chester County Health Department. We will continue to communicate updates to our Health and Safety Plan with our school community as they become available.