School district moves forward with mask mandate


FILE – In this July 14, 2020, file photo, amid concerns of the spread of COVID-19, Aiden Trabucco, right, wears a mask as he raises his hand to answer a question behind Anthony Gonzales during a summer STEM camp at Wylie High School in Wylie, Texas. School districts that plan to reopen classrooms in the fall are wrestling with whether to require teachers and students to wear face masks — an issue that has divided urban and rural schools and yielded widely varying guidance. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

GEARY COUNTY (KSNT) – Geary County Schools will require all staff, students, and visitors to wear masks, regardless of their vaccination status, inside all district facilities and district vehicles, including school buses, according to a Geary County press release.

The Board of Education said it was responding to the rapid change in Geary County, and this is an effort to protect students and staff.

If a vaccinated student or staff member is exposed to COVID-19, they will have the opportunity to test to stay at school. More information regarding the district’s testing plan will be released by Aug. 11. This change will go into effect immediately until Oct. 8, when the Board of Education will reevaluate the current COVID-19 conditions and reassess the guidelines as necessary.

Geary County Schools

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