Howard-Suamico School District to require masks for grades K-6, Sept. 20

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HOWARD-SUAMICO, Wis. (WFRV) – Howard-Suamico School District (HSSD) officials have announced a change in masking policy for students and staff.

According to their website, the increased positive COVID-19 cases among elementary students and the number of students quarantined was part of the reason district officials say the decision had to be made.

Students and staff in grades K through 6 are required to wear a face-covering at school starting Monday, Sept. 20. This temporary requirement is scheduled to last until Thursday, Nov. 4.

District officials say the decision was based on the following factors:

  • HSSD COVID-19 case trends.
  • How many classrooms are closed.
  • New Centers for Disease Control and Prevention quarantine guidlines.
  • A COVID-19 vaccine, which is yet to be approved for ages 5-11 years.

They remind families of the district to use its COVID-19 Hotline (920-662-7233) to ask questions and report any COVID-19 test results.

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