Meade County Superintendent Mark Martin posted guidance on return to school information to the district's Facebook page today.
He said that the district will not be requiring students or staff to wear masks in the school, but it will be strongly recommended. Should the Governor issue a mandate, which he has not done at this time, Martin says that the district will follow that mandate as they have in the past.
However, students will be required to wear a mask on the bus, which aligns with CDC and federal mandates.
Martin says that they'll also be utilizing other mitigation factors in order to increase the chance that students are able to obtain in-person instruction, such as routine sanitization and the utilization of hand sanitizing stations.
Since the pandemic, the district has collaborated with the Lincoln Trail District Health Department, but the partnership will change going forward.
"They are advising us to continue contract tracing and continue quarantining," said Martin regarding the collaboration between the district and LTDHD. "But, this is now squarely on Meade County Schools."
Martin requested that the community be patient with the district as they try to navigate the situation.
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