The first allowable exception to New Jersey’s statewide mandate that masks be worn in schools, for excessive heat in classrooms, will be put to the test during the first week of classes.
Some districts, including Lacey Township, Toms River and West Milford, already announced masks will be optional, but strongly encouraged.
The three districts are just three of many across the state. The guidance does not define what “extreme heat indoors” means, by temperature, humidity, or any other index.
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