Anchorage school children do not need to wear masks on the playground, according to a notification sent to some parents on Tuesday. Some schools, such as Chugiak Elementary School, have not yet informed parents or students of the new policy, according to parents who learned of the policy from other parents of students attending other schools in the district.
Gladys Wood Elementary School sent a notice to its parent community on Tuesday: “Effective immediately, all students and staff are allowed to slip theirs masks down when outside. Students and staff are still expected to wear their masks when in line or when standing closer than six feet before school, after school, or during recess.”
The CDC has updated its recommendations to say that when outside in uncrowded settings, people no longer need to wear face masks.