Do schools require masks? A list of mid-Michigan school mask policies



LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – “Will my child have to wear a mask at school? That’s a question on the minds of many Michigan parents.

With all of the conflicting guidelines and mandates coming out, 6 News has compiled a list of local schools and their mask requirements.


  • Charlotte public schools will not require masks.
  • Jackson’s public schools will not require masks, but they are optional.
  • Okemos Public Schools will need masks.
  • Eaton Rapids Public Schools has released the following statement on masks:
    • “At the moment, we don’t expect masks to be mandatory; However, local and state health officials still recommend wearing masks indoors. That said, if our region experiences an increased risk in the fall, face masks will be needed. We will continue to monitor cases and transmission. “
  • Public schools in Ionia will not require masks.
  • Waverly Community Schools will require masks for the months of August and September in all school buildings and buses.
  • Eaton Rapids public schools will require masks, regardless of vaccination status, both indoors and on school buses.
  • White Pines Academy in Leslie will not require masks.


  • Michigan State University, University of Michigan, and Central Michigan University will all need masks.
  • Lansing Community College will require indoor masks at all Lansing Community College locations. The new mask mandates will begin on Monday. The school says this applies to everyone, regardless of vaccination status.
  • Central Michigan University will require all students, staff, and faculty to be fully immunized by September 3.

Can’t see your school here? They may not have published official policies yet. This list will be updated as information is disseminated.



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