Ongoing Mask Mandate in our taxpayer supported K-12 schools (1 of 2 statewide)

Elizabeth Beyer and Emily Hamer:

Most other Dane County school districts shifted their masking protocol to strongly recommend, as opposed to require, face coverings while in school buildings on March 1, when the Public Health Madison and Dane County emergency masking order expired.

The decision by the city-county health department to lift the mask order was announced earlier in February, after several Democratic governors moved to ease up on mask mandates even as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it still recommended masks for students and staff inside school buildings.

The district is one of two known with mask mandates in the entire state. Milwaukee Public Schools announced late last month that it would shift to mask-optional beginning April 18.

MMSD announced in February, shortly after PHMDC shared that it would let its order expire, that mandatory indoor masking would continue through at least spring break, which was the week of March 28. Officials said they wanted to watch the numbers following break knowing some families would travel that week.

Mandates, closed schools and Dane County Madison Public Health.

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“An emphasis on adult employment”

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