EDITOR’S NOTE: This story was updated 6:55 AM 7-29 to reflect that Loveland Schools will return to full in-person learning in August.

Loveland, Ohio – Below is the face covering and mask requirements for the current school year in Loveland schools. This policy was adopted by the Board of Education on June 3, 2021.

There will be no remote learning opportunities for teachers or students as all school buildings will return to full capacity in-person classes in August. The District announced on May 7 that, “Due to a lack of interest from our families, Loveland City School District will not be offering the Remote Academy for the 2021-2022 school year. We look forward to welcoming back all of our students for five-day per week in-person learning in the fall!”


Revised June 3, 2021 

8450.01 – USE OF FACE COVERINGS/MASKS 

The Loveland Board of Education is committed to providing students, staff, and visitors with a safe and healthy environment. 

On May 12, 2021, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine lifted the State’s COVID – 19 mask requirements, including the requirement of face coverings inside public buildings, effective June 2, 2021 Furthermore, he declared that local school districts will make their own determinations on Covid-19 mitigation efforts, including the wearing of masks and/or face shields. 

As of the adoption date, June 3, 2021, of this updated policy, unless required by additional mandates, the decision to wear face coverings/masks on school buses, in school buildings, or at other school events, will be left to adult individuals and parents/guardians of K-12 students. The Loveland City Schools will continue to follow COVID-19 mitigation protocols to maintain a healthy environment for students, staff, and visitors and will continue to provide recommendations for personal protection from the spread of infectious diseases.¶ 

In order to maintain a healthy environment, the Board will follow any mandates set forth by the Ohio Governor, Ohio State Health Department, Hamilton County Health Department, and Ohio Department of Education, (“Directing Entities”) as it relates to protecting the health of students, staff and visitors. When any of these Directing Entities requires staff, students, and visitors to wear face coverings/masks while attending school, reporting to work at a school, or visiting a school, the District’s Administration will follow and enforce such directives. 


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