Huron School District drops mask mandate; masks still required on buses

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By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub

Posted Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022

The Huron School District announced Thursday that masks will no longer be required in schools.

Masks are still required on buses due to the federal mandate requiring masking on all public transportation.

Supt. Donovan Rowe released a statement Thursday morning:

Early this morning, and without prior notification, the Huron School District received a letter from the Wayne County Health Department with an important update regarding face masking in the school setting. On Thursday, February 17, 2022, effective at 8:00 AM, the Wayne County Health Department rescinded their mask mandate for schools.

As a result, effective immediately, students and staff in the Huron School District are no longer 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 indoor spaces.” Consequently, effective immediately, masks will be recommended, but not required by the Huron School District. This is in line with our position prior to the WCHD mandate.

There is one other important detail that I want to mention. Due to the federal mandate requiring masking on all public transportation (buses, trains, airplanes, etc. . .), masking on school buses is still mandated. Students and staff are still required to wear masks on all school buses.

Related: Michigan ends mask recommendation for indoor public settings, including schools

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