Health Guidance

Gainesville City Schools Lifts Mask Mandate

Masks will no longer be required beginning Monday, September 27th

Gainesville, GA September 24, 2021Gainesville City Schools will be lifting its mask mandate beginning Monday, September 27th.  We will continue to monitor community and school transmission data to determine if an upward trend in cases warrants a reissuing of the mask mandate at a district level. The Weekly Covid Cases report on our website will reflect any school-based mask mandates, which will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

We still strongly encourage our students and employees to wear a mask.  Quarantine guidance due to potential exposure will adhere to the guidance provided on August 24, which is described below:  

UNVACCINATED

  • If an unvaccinated student or employee is exposed outside of school, at-home quarantine is required.
  • If an unvaccinated student or employee is exposed at school, the asymptomatic student may continue to come to school if the following guidelines are met:
    • Wear a mask for a minimum of 10 days after exposure.
    • Symptoms will be monitored daily and reported if symptoms arise.
    • Parent or guardian may prefer in-home quarantine instead.

VACCINATED

  • If a vaccinated student or employee is exposed at home or at school, the asymptomatic student may continue to come to school if the following guidelines are met:
    • Wear a mask for a minimum of 10 days after exposure.
    • Symptoms will be monitored daily and reported if symptoms arise.
    • Parent or guardian may prefer in-home quarantine instead.

If a student is COVID-19 positive, the 10-day isolation guidelines still apply per the July 19 guidance, regardless of vaccination status.  When symptomatic or positive for COVID-19, stay home and contact the school.  Above all else, get vaccinated!



Click below for previous update videos: 
Quarantine Guidelines 8.24.21
Health Protocols (Stage 3)
Back to School Update 

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