Marshfield School Board Ends Mask Mandate

MARSHFIELD, WI (OnFocus) – The Marshfield School Board determined to begin making masks an optional practice beginning on Monday, Feb. 14.

The Board’s decision comes on the heels of both public backlash and support over the school’s masking policy throughout the school year.

Federal regulations will still require masks to be worn on school buses and other forms of school district transportation, including bus travel for athletics and other co-curricular activities.

In a memo sent out to parents, Superintendent Dr. Ryan Christianson said the district would also be making adjustments to its quarantine guidelines with help from the Wood County Health Department. More details on that will be coming.

Christianson said other forms of COVID-related mitigation measures would remain in place. Pick-up/drop-off protocols, elementary school breakfast and lunch arrangements and visitor restrictions will be in place at this time.

Depending on how the dismissal of masks relates to COVID-19 cases in the school, those other mitigation strategies may be dropped using a phase approach, according to the memo.

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