Huron School District to remove mask mandate once Wayne County gives go ahead

By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub

Posted Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022

The Huron School District announced Tuesday plans to remove the current mask mandate in schools once Wayne County gives the go ahead.

On Feb. 11, the Wayne County Health Department said that they are anticipating lifting the county wide mask mandate for schools on Feb. 28.

Supt. Donovan Rowe released a statement Tuesday saying the district anticipates lifting the mandate on Feb. 28.

“With the support of our community, our district has done an outstanding job remaining flexible while balancing all of the additional external pressures via state and local mandates, while keeping the most important goal in mind, providing a healthy, in-person learning environment,” Rowe said.

“As the masking mandate is lifted on February 28, 2022, students and staff members will no longer be required to wear face masks in our school buildings. It is important to note that the Wayne County Health Department continues to “strongly recommend” a layered approach to COVID-19 prevention that “includes wearing masks in public indoor spaces.” As a result, masks will be strongly recommended, but not required in the Huron School District. This is in line with our position prior to the WCHD mandate.”

Masks will still be required for students and staff on busses.

“Due to the federal mandate requiring masking on all public transportation (buses, trains, airplanes, etc..), masking on our school buses is still a mandate, and students and staff must continue to wear face masks while on school buses in compliance with that federal mandate,” Rowe said.

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