Jan 14, 2022 4:35 PM

Hays USD 489 to require masks in all schools starting Monday

Posted Jan 14, 2022 4:35 PM

By CRISTINA JANNEY
Hays Post

Hays USD 489 announced this morning that all schools in the district will require all students and staff to wear masks.

This also will include all school activities.

Based on the current active COVID cases in the schools, the district has moved to level 5 on its COVID mitigation scale.

The new masking requirements will take affect on Monday and last at least two weeks. Monday is a scheduled teacher in-service days. Students will return to school on Tuesday.

"Cases are reviewed weekly and the plan is adjusted based upon the number of positive tests. Once positive tests reduce, we can move back down to a lower level of mitigation," the district said in a communication Friday with parents and guardians.

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