USD 475 to require masks indoors, regardless of vaccination status

Students and staff in Geary County schools are now required to wear masks indoors.

The USD 475 school board voted unanimously Monday to update the district’s COVID-19 mitigation plan, given the county’s rapid rise in COVID-19 cases. It goes into effect immediately and extends to all district facilities and vehicles, including school buses. The mask policy will remain in place until Oct. 8, when board members will re-evaluate.

The move follows the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidelines for K-12 schools released on July 27.

If a vaccinated student or staff member is exposed to COVID-19, the district says they will have the opportunity to test to stay at school. More information on the testing plan is due out Aug. 11.

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USD 475 to require masks indoors, regardless of vaccination status

Students and staff in Geary County schools are now required to wear masks indoors.

The USD 475 school board voted unanimously Monday to update the district’s COVID-19 mitigation plan, given the county’s rapid rise in COVID-19 cases. It goes into effect immediately and extends to all district facilities and vehicles, including school buses. The mask policy will remain in place until Oct. 8, when board members will re-evaluate.

The move follows the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidelines for K-12 schools released on July 27.

If a vaccinated student or staff member is exposed to COVID-19, the district says they will have the opportunity to test to stay at school. More information on the testing plan is due out Aug. 11.

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