Shawnee Mission School District Reconsiders COVID Masks FOREVER?!?

Right now we share today's suburban life lesson and follow-up as pandemic numbers start to rise locally yet again.

Here's a note on protocols under consideration . . .

Now the board will review two potential masking options to finish out the school year. The board will consider the option to remove masking requirements and encourage families to self-monitor for symptoms of illness.

The board will also consider temporarily returning to the mask requirement if COVID related absences exceed 5%. If an individual school building exceeds the 5% threshold, students in that building will return to masking until COVID-related absences drop below 5% for at least one week before moving to optional masking.

Under both masking protocol plans, individuals who test positive for COVID will be required to stay home for five days and wear a mask for six to ten days once they return to school.

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Shawnee Mission to review masking policy for the rest of the school year

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - As COVID cases across Johnson County begin to rise, the Shawnee Mission School District will review masking guidelines for the remainder of the school year. The school board will host a special meeting to discuss masking protocols on Monday, April 18.