New Jersey’s children have returned to school and they are required to wear masks. But some school districts have already made mask-wearing optional after Gov. Phil Murphy said children do not have to adhere to the mask mandate in extreme heat.
It’s up to each district to define what temperature is too hot and that’s creating some confusion. The exemption was allowed in recognition of the fact that some schools have air conditioning while others do not.
So, how hot is too hot? That’s the question facing school districts this week. For one school district, the answer was 75 degrees Fahrenheit.