Guthrie Public Schools lifts mask mandate for students, staff

GUTHRIE, Okla. (KFOR) – As extra Oklahomans turn into vaccinated in opposition to COVID-19, an area college district says it’s altering its COVID-19 protocols within the classroom.

Guthrie Public Colleges says it’s lifting its necessary masks requirement inside buildings on campus for college kids and employees members.

“Carrying of a masks whereas indoors when social distancing is not potential stays a robust advice. All college students and employees are nonetheless required to finish a day by day screening previous to getting into a constructing or boarding a college bus that features a temperature test. Any guests to district buildings will nonetheless be required to put on a masks,” the district posted on Fb.

Officers say college students and employees members will not be required to put on masks, however masks will nonetheless be necessary for guests.

“With the vast majority of our employees receiving the vaccination and the low an infection numbers for Logan County, it’s a signal that we hopefully have the worst of this pandemic behind us. I used to be most involved a couple of post-spring break spike that didn’t happen. Many protocols will stay in place akin to assigned seating and vigilant sanitization. The one substantial distinction in our setting from after we started the college yr might be on college buses as a result of latest federal mandate. This modification does not take away private duty and an uptick would carry again the masks mandate,” stated Guthrie Superintendent Dr. Mike Simpson.

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