Valley Stream, New York 2021-09-08 19:30:30 –
Polk County, NC (WSPA)-Tuesday night, the Polk County School District Board voted 5-2 in favor of the mandatory Maskman Date.
It starts on September 8th and the district has not announced when it will end.
They attribute the new mission to Covid’s clusters in the classroom, staffing issues, and the need to temporarily close some schools.
The school district states that it only applies if students and staff are inside the area where they are not eating or drinking.
Students and staff also get mask breaks that allow them to get out and get rid of them, without having to wear them when exercising.
Heather Hernandez lives in Pork County and has her own preschooler.
Hernandez said: We keep in touch with so many people all day long that it’s easy to catch. “
She says Maskman Date is the best thing a district can do.
“Children now get it more often with this variant,” Hernandez said.
The Pork County School District sent us a statement:
In the first two weeks of the school year, Pork County School increased the number of positive cases between students and some staff, with significant quarantine and illness-related implications. Due to COVID staff shortages and associated implications, we had to cancel classes for several days to regain staff and service. Given the positive cases and current state health guidelines for handling quarantine, my recommendation to the school board is a temporary mask to hopefully reduce spread and significantly reduce the effects of quarantine. It was to approve the requirement. The Board wants to clarify that when voting for approval of temporary requirements, our main goal is to get as many students as possible into school and keep the school open. I did. The Board receives regular updates on the impact of COVID and reviews this decision at least once a month.
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