Both systems relaxed their policies in May to make masks optional for vaccinated students and adults.
Marietta City Schools Superintendent Grant Rivera said Tuesday that desk partitions are being removed for when classes resume in August. The district plans to also resume normal lunch operations, restart student field trips and hold in-person attendance for events such as open house.
Decisions about masks policies vary across metro Atlanta school districts. Clayton County Public Schools said Tuesday that it will keep its current policy in place requiring staff and students to wear masks inside buildings.
In a statement issued last week, Atlanta Public Schools also said it continues to implement its mask requirements and other COVID-19 safety measures. The district said it would continue to assess its strategy as health guidance evolves.
Gwinnett County Public Schools said that as of Tuesday “masks are strongly recommended but not required” on all campuses and facilities.
The DeKalb County School District said it will follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations that systems continue their current COVID-19 mitigation strategies. The district requires face coverings for students and staff.
The Fulton County School System lifted its mandate Tuesday that required masks to be worn indoors.
Staff reporters Alia Malik and Vanessa McCray contributed to this story.