PK-6 Required Indoor Mask Wearing Begins Monday, September 27
Monday, September 27, the Decorah Community School District will require students, staff, and partners in grades PK through 6 to wear a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended face mask in District facilities. This mandate remains in effect until four weeks after a COVID-19 vaccine is readily available in the community for children ages 5 to 11.
This step is being taken to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to protect the health of our students, staff, their families, and our Decorah community. Wearing a face mask is a proven step to help meet that goal.
In a message to families, Superintendent Mark Lane shared, “Next week will be a week of adjustment for many staff and students in our district. Since March 15, 2020, when Iowa schools were first closed due to the pandemic, our staff and students have met each challenge in positive and productive ways. I am confident they will do the same in the days to come.”