BOARD ISSUES MASK MANDATE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

BOARD ISSUES MASK MANDATE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

In a special called meeting on August 12, 2021, The Board of Trustees approved a district-wide universal mask mandate effective immediately for all students, teachers, staff and visitors on campuses and on school buses. All students, staff and visitors should report to school (or board the bus) wearing a mask beginning on Friday, August 13, 2021. If a child does not have a mask, one will be provided.  

The mask mandate is effective immediately and will remain in effect until further notice. 

The safety of students and staff remains at the forefront of decision making at the District. The Vicksburg Warren School District strongly recommends that all individuals ages 12 and older be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

The following verbiage was added to the plan.   

  • Universal masking - wearing a mask covering the nose and mouth - when indoors or on the school bus for all teachers, staff, and students, when not eating or drinking, regardless of vaccination status. 
  • Universal masking - wearing a mask covering the nose and mouth - for visitors to K-12 school school settings, regardless of vaccination status.
  • Exceptions: 
    • If there is a medical condition that prevents the wearing of a mask. Such conditions must have supporting documentation from a health care provider. 
    • While speaking to someone who is hearing impaired. 

Excerpt from mask mandate plan - described above
CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE UPDATED PLAN