Michał Dworczyk, head of the Prime Minister’s Office, said the masks would be distributed among teachers and possibly older students.
Meanwhile, Education Minister Dariusz Piontkowski said on Monday that, for now, he did not see any need to postpone the start of the school year after the summer break.
Earlier this month Piontkowski told reporters that, after a prolonged period of distance learning amid the pandemic, traditional in-person classes would be reinstated in most schools nationwide from September 1.
His ministry has rolled out a set of special guidelines. These include compulsory hand washing after entering school premises and frequent airing of classrooms.
A total of 62,310 people have tested positive for the coronavirus in Poland since the start of the pandemic, and 1,960 have died from the COVID-19 respiratory disease so far, officials said on Monday.
Experts have warned that health services will in the months ahead have to cope with both COVID-19 cases and the start of the flu season.