Sibley-Ocheyedan School District Approves Mask Mandate

October 06, 2020 9:52am


The Sibley Ocheyedan School Board held a special session Friday to revise its return-to-learn policy.

The district now requires all students in grades 7 through 12 to wear face masks whenever social distancing isn't possible.

The mandate went into effect Monday and also applies to visitors, athletics and activity buses.

In a letter to parents, Superintendent James Craig says it stems from new quarantine guidelines for schools issued by the Iowa Department of Public Health.

Craig says those who cannot wear masks due to medical issues will be exempt from the mandate but must provide a note from a physician.

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