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VWSD issues universal mask mandate for all students, staff and campus visitors

At a special called board meeting earlier today, the Vicksburg Warren School District Board of Trustees voted to amend the Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Service Plan for the 2021-22 school year to include a universal mask mandate for students, staff and visitors.

The following verbiage was added to the plan.

  • Universal masking – wearing a mask covering the nose and mouth – when indoors or on the school bus for all teachers, staff, and students, when not eating or drinking, regardless of vaccination status.

  • Universal masking – wearing a mask covering the nose and mouth – for visitors to K-12 school school settings, regardless of vaccination status.

  • Exceptions:

    • If there is a medical condition that prevents the wearing of a mask. Such conditions must have supporting documentation from a health care provider.

    • While speaking to someone who is hearing impaired.

This mask mandate is effective immediately and will remain in effect until further notice.

The safety of students and staff remains at the forefront of decision making at the District.

The Vicksburg Warren School District strongly recommends that all individuals ages 12 and older be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

The full updated plan is available online at www.vwsd.org/reopen2021.