Masking Policy Update Effective 1/18/22

Ashley Shannon
By Ashley Shannon January 14, 2022 15:00 Updated

Last night, Thursday, January 13, 2022, the Governor Mifflin School Board held a special meeting to vote on a revision to our district’s health and safety plan to require masks for all students, staff, faculty, and guests in light of exceptionally high COVID-19 case counts which we have experienced for the past two weeks. At this meeting, the board voted to approve this change and as such Governor Mifflin School District will return to mandatory masking for all students, faculty, staff, and guests effective Tuesday, January 18, 2022.  Here is a link to the district’s revised Health and Safety Plan.

This policy will be reviewed by the school board at each meeting until we are able to safely return to a mask optional policy.

While we are returning to a mandatory masking policy, we ask our students and families to remain diligent in monitoring symptoms and following mitigation protocols to avoid the spread of COVID-19. The revisions to the health and safety plan will provide us the opportunity to implement CDC’s newest guidance to reduce certain quarantines to five days, instead of ten days.  This will enable students and staff to safely return to school much faster.  For additional information related to quarantining, visit the revised exclusion/return to school protocols.  Thank you for your continued cooperation in keeping our students, staff, and community healthy.

Ashley Shannon
By Ashley Shannon January 14, 2022 15:00 Updated