News - Updated Mask Guidelines Effective 11/8/21

Published on

November 1, 2021 


Dear Avon Lake Community,


In order to keep Avon Lake students as safe as possible and in school for in-person learning, Avon Lake City School District adopted a mask requirement for students in grades K-6 that began on Monday, August 30, 2021.  This requirement was implemented due to an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in Ohio, Lorain County, the City of Avon Lake as well as the increasing number of COVID-19 cases and the subsequent quarantining of students in our school district.  


This communication is to inform you that Avon Lake City School District will be lifting the K-6 student mask requirement in our school buildings at the close of school on Friday, November 5, 2021.  


  • Students are still highly recommended to wear masks while in the buildings, but will not be required to wear them starting Monday, November 8, 2021.


  • The mask requirement will still be in effect while on school busses.


  • All other COVID-19 safety protocols and procedures will remain in place.  


Our local data continues to be on a downward trend. The recent changes in quarantining guidelines from Lorain County Public Health have allowed us to keep more students in school and will continue to be followed.



Week Ending August 29

Week Ending September 19

Week Ending 

October 17

Week Ending October 31

New Cases in Lorain County

Source: LCPH website 





New Cases in 44012 zip code

Source: LCPH website





Case Rate in Lorain County per 100,000   (>100 High Transmission) Source: ODH website





New Cases in Avon Lake Schools

Source:  Avon Lake City Schools





We will continue to closely monitor and adjust accordingly if we see a trend spiking upward. Our COVID-19 Dashboard is located on our website, and is updated daily as needed.  

We continue to focus on keeping our students in school through in-person learning.  We appreciate all of your patience and understanding as we navigate this ever-changing situation.  Working together we will continue to offer the educational opportunities that students need for success.   


Bob Scott, Superintendent