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Washoe Schools Superintendent issues COVID recommendations for coming school year

Washoe County School District
Washoe County School District(WCSD)
Published: Jul. 23, 2021 at 2:34 PM PDT
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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - Washoe County School Superintendent Kristin McNeill has submitted her COVID recommendations to the School Board for consideration.

The Board of Trustees has already approved full in-person learning for the 2021-2022 school year. Any family that prefers full-distance learning can do so through the North Star online school.

Under McNeill’s recommendations:

  • Face coverings will be optional for students in Grade 3 and below either inside or outside the schools.
  • Students in Grade 4 and above will be required to wear masks indoors, regardless of vaccination status.
  • All students regardless of age or vaccination status must wear face coverings on school buses
  • All staff must wear face coverings indoors regardless of vaccination status.
  • Schools will work to keep detailed seating charts to be used for contact tracing.

The District will also recommend 3 feet of social distancing.

The Washoe County School District Board of Trustees will take up the Superintendent’s COVID mitigation plan at its regular board meeting on Tuesday, July 27, 2021.

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