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Covid-19: end of the compulsory mask in primary school in 47 departments from October 4

For the children, it’s a big breath of fresh air ahead. The obligation to wear a mask in primary school will be lifted from Monday, October 4 in 47 departments less affected by the Covid-19 epidemic, according to a decree published on Thursday, September 30 in Official newspaper.

On September 22, the government announced that this obligation would end in the departments “Where the incidence rate stabilizes below the threshold of 50 per 100,000 inhabitants”. The mask will however remain mandatory in the 54 departments “where a high circulation of the epidemic is observed”, indicates the decree.

The following are affected by the end of this obligation: Aisne, Allier, Ardennes, Aveyron, Calvados, Cantal, Charente-Maritime, Corrèze, Côte-d’Or, Côtes-d ‘ Armor, Creuse, Dordogne, Eure, Finistère, Gers, Indre, Indre-et-Loire, Isère, Landes, Loir-et-Cher, Loire, Haute- Loire, Loire-Atlantique, Loiret, Lozère, Maine-et-Loire, Manche, Marne, Haute-Marne, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Meuse, Morbihan, Nièvre, Orne , Pas-de-Calais, Haute-Saône, Saône-et-Loire, Sarthe, Seine-Maritime, Deux-Sèvres, Somme, Tarn, Tarn-et-Garonne, Vendée, Vienne, the Vosges and the Yonne.

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For primary school staff in these same departments, “The health authorities will decide very soon on the possibility of lifting the obligation to wear a mask indoors”, announced the Ministry of Education. As for staff and teenagers from middle and high schools, the rules for wearing masks indoors remain unchanged.


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