Updated information about masks in CDS

Beginning March 3, Carolina Day School will move to voluntary masking for all students, faculty and staff. 

The week following Spring Break will be a mandatory masking week, since people are more likely to be gathering with those outside their households during this time. 

This decision was made in consultation with the school’s Covid Advisory Board, and is based on the continued low numbers of cases on campus, the trend of improvement in the community transmission index, and updated guidance from the NCDHHS and CDC. 

What does “voluntary masking” mean? 

  • If parents are ready for their child(ren) to be mask free at school, the family may make that choice. 

  • If parents feel wearing a mask is the best choice for their child(ren), they should continue to wear a mask. 

For a variety of reasons, there will be students, faculty, and staff who choose to continue wearing a face covering. Carolina Day School fully supports either choice, and the school is working to create a respectful and non-judgmental space for all. Though masks will no longer be required, CDS still acknowledges the proven benefits of masking and strongly recommends masking indoors (based on the community transmission index on February 25, 2022).

Carolina Day will continue to monitor guidance and emerging information, and remains committed to put in place protocols as appropriate to protect the physical health and safety of our students, while balancing the importance of predictability and normalcy in students’ well-being and learning.