Face Mask Criteria with little boy wearing a mask and holding a book

Per the NM Public Education Department face covering criteria, the following rules apply to face masks used within Rio Rancho Public Schools (for students, staff, visitors, volunteers, contractors, etc):

  • Face coverings should consist of two or more layers of cloth
  • Face masks with a clear plastic window are allowed
  • Surgical, procedural, N95 or KN95 face masks are allowed
  • Face shields are not permitted
  • Face masks with exhalation vents/valves are not permitted
  • Bandanas as face masks are not permitted
  • Neck Gaiters as face masks are not permitted
  • Scarves as face masks are not permitted