Thank you for your adhering to health and safety measures so that our classrooms can remain open for learning!
Arizona Governor Doug Ducey issued an Executive Order on March 25 that loosens COVID-19 restrictions in the community. The Order takes away the authority for municipalities (such as the Cities of Avondale, Buckeye, Goodyear, and Litchfield Park and Maricopa County) to mandate face coverings.
It does not, however, remove the order requiring school districts and charter schools to require face coverings. Facial coverings must be worn on school campuses and in Litchfield Elementary School district offices, on school buses, and during school-associated activities by all students, faculty, staff, contractors, and visitors.
Here is a statement of clarification provided today from the Arizona Department of Education:
“Dear School Leaders,
We wanted to share information we received from the Arizona Department of Health Services today in light of Governor Ducey's executive order relaxing COVID-19 restrictions. AZDHS Emergency Measure 2020-04 is still in effect, requiring masks in all K-12 schools. Masking is one of the top mitigation strategies for safe in-person learning as recommended by the CDC.
Masks must be worn on school campuses, on school buses and during school-associated activities by all students, faculty, staff, contractors, and visitors.
Arizona Department of Education”
Litchfield Elementary School District will continue to review and respond to evolving COVID-19 guidelines. We remain committed to all health and safety requirements in order to keep our staff and students safe and our classrooms open for learning.