URBANA, Ill. (WCIA) — Urbana School District officials announced guidelines for the start of the new school year as the pandemic continues.

Students, staff and visitors will be required to wear face masks, regardless of vaccination status. They will be required indoors or on the bus until further notice.

Everyone is asked to maintain at least three feet of distance between one another. When possible, there should be six feet of distance for those who are unvaccinated.

The school district will also be incorporating lunches outside for middle and high school students.

School hasn’t started yet for Urbana School District, but students will be sitting in outdoor lunch seating areas.

The designated areas were paid for by money from the American Rescue Plan.

They will also be socially distanced at picnic tables.