Effective Friday, August 27th, Lauderdale County Board of Education will implement a mask mandate for all staff and students during the school day and while on school buses. In alignment with Governor Lee’s Executive Order #84, Lauderdale County Schools is providing this form to allow parents or legal guardians the option of opting their student out of any requirement to wear a face covering during the regular school day. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) have recommended universal indoor masking in K-12 educational settings and has emphasized the importance of wearing masks to reduce transmission of COVID-19 in schools.

You may click here to download and print the COVID-19 Face Covering Opt-Out Form. Once completed, this form should be returned to the respective school(s). You may also reach out to the respective school(s) to request a copy of this form. For more information regarding the opt-out form, please contact your child's school.