(Walkerton, IN) - Another school district in the area is mandating masks during school hours. John Glenn Schools made the masking decision because COVID-19 cases are still rising. The mask mandate went into effect today.
In a letter to families explaining the decision, Superintendent Christopher Winchell said he hoped the move is temporary.
Despite all of our very best efforts regarding COVID-protocols, we have unfortunately seen an additional seventeen COVID-positive cases since I last wrote you only five days ago. This continues to result in numerous close contacts, and many children are unable to attend school at this time.
As I have stated previously, after the safety and wellbeing of all students, staff, and community, our number one goal is to keep students in school for on-campus learning.
The school has been in session at John Glenn for about three weeks.
School officials in Michigan City recently mandated spectators at indoor sporting events wear masks. The mandate does not, however, apply to student-athletes while they're competing.