Minneapolis, St. Paul school districts to add mask requirement

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“Minneapolis Public Schools will require masks for all staff, students and visitors this school year. Starting Aug. 9, face coverings will be required in all MPS buildings regardless of vaccination status, the district announced Thursday.

Face coverings also continue to be required on public transportation, including school buses.

St. Paul Public Schools mask requirement 

Saint Paul Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Joe Gothard will introduce a resolution requiring masks for all students ages 2 and older, as well as all staff and visitors. If approved by the Board of Education, the SPPS mask mandate would go into effect on Wednesday, Aug. 18.

Minnesota school district mask decisions

Last month, the Rochester school board voted to require masks in school for students ages 2 to 12 and staff that work with those students.

That guideline is similar to the Duluth school district, where masks will be required for students 5th grade and younger as well as staff working in that age group. 

Some of the state’s largest districts, like Anoka Hennepin and the Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan school district, have updated their COVID-19 policies since the governor’s recommendation, saying this next school year masks will be recommended but not required.

Read the full article at Fox 9.

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