Sibley-Ocheyedan School Bd. Approves New Mask Requirement
(Sibley)-- Meeting in special session Friday, the Sibley-Ocheyedan School Board voted to revise the district's return to learn policy. It now includes a requirement that all students in grades 7-12 wear face masks whenever social distancing isn't possible. The policy will also pertain to visitors, athletics and activity buses. It goes into effect this Monday, October 5th.
In a letter to parents, Superintendent James Craig says it stems from new quarantine guidelines for schools issued earlier this week by the Iowa Department of Public Health.
Craig says those who cannot wear masks due to medical issues will be exempt from the policy, but must provide something in writing from a physician.