CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Chicago Public Schools is preparing for a new academic year with an old reminder about COVID-19 safety in school.
CPS said that masks are not mandated, but recommended to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Masks will be required six days after testing positive for COVID-19, according to officials.
That includes If someone is exposed to the virus if there's a positive case in an elementary school and if a high school student or staff member has notified and they have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
In a letter to parents, CPS CEO Pedro Martinez stressed the importance of vaccination and CPS will continue to offer vaccine events throughout the city to help families and staff get vaccinated.
Parents can visit cps.edu/vaccinations to make an appointment.