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Sumter School District to require face masks in schools, on buses

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Published: Oct. 1, 2021 at 2:57 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 1, 2021 at 2:58 PM EDT
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SUMTER, S.C. (WIS) - Sumter School District has announced that students, employees, and visitors will be required to wear face masks in school buildings. Face masks will also be required on school buses.

This is set to begin on Monday, October 4.

The decision comes following a federal judge’s ruling against the state’s budget temporary law that prevents schools from enforcing mask mandates.

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The district says they will be implementing the following strategies to help decrease the transmission of COVID-19:

  • Wearing a face mask inside of school facilities and on school buses.
  • Ensuring physical distancing to the greatest extent possible.
  • Practicing hand washing and respiratory etiquette.
  • Cleaning and maintaining healthy facilities.
  • Conducting contact tracing in combination with isolation and quarantine.
  • Obtaining a vaccination for those who are 12 years of age and older.
  • Staying at home when exhibiting symptoms and/or testing positive.

Further information regarding the mask mandate can be found below.

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