UPDATE: Masks To Be Your Choice Starting Dec. 5


Per New Jersey Department of Health guidelines, masks are not required when COVID-19 transmission rates are low. Because Mercer County infection rates are currently “low,” and FA has not experienced widespread absences due to COVID-19, FA is updating our mask requirement and making tests available.

  • Masks will be required Nov. 28-Dec 2, the week following Thanksgiving Break to help prevent a surge of COVID-19 infections.
  • Beginning Monday Dec. 5, FA will no longer require wearing masks in all school buildings and during events. For healthy scholars, staff and visitors, wearing masks will be optional – your choice.
  • Masks WILL AGAIN BE REQUIRED Jan. 3-13, the week following Winter Break to prevent a surge of COVID-19 infections.
  • Masking also is required for 10 days following a confirmed COVID-19 infection, per NJDOH and federal Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) guidance.
  • Anyone may choose to wear a mask at any time at FA.
  • PLEASE KEEP SCHOLARS HOME when they are sick for any reason – cold, flu, etc.

Health safety is our priority so FA will continue to monitor COVID-19 infection rates and may start requiring masks again if our COVID-19 infection rates exceed “low” or other risks – such as a new threatening variant – arise.

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, FA will send home rapid test kits with scholars prior to Holiday Break so families can ensure scholars are healthy before returning to school on Jan. 3, 2023.

Read more! The November 2022 Newsletter, Continued


Foundation Academies Support Staff