School Mask Policy Tracker

Most recently announced state guidance for the 2021/2022 academic year

Prevalence of Mask Policies in US K-12 Schools

Mask Mandate Banned

Local districts do NOT have flexibility to mandate masks

No Mask Mandate - Local Flexibility

State has lifted mask mandates at schools; Local districts have flexibility to mandate masks

Legal Limbo

Legal challenges to state-level mask regulations

Masks Required

State has a mask mandate for all schools





Percentages represent percent of US K-12 public school enrollment living in states with each policy. For more information contact

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