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No More Mask Mandate for Fergus Falls Students

(KVLY)
Published: Oct. 20, 2021 at 8:09 PM CDT
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FERGUS FALLS, Minn. (Valley News Live) - Beginning Monday, masking will no longer be required for students in Fergus Falls. The district’s mask requirement was set to expire on October 24th, and the school board voted 4-2 not to extend it.

In an email to families Wednesday afternoon, Superintendent Jeff Drake writes:

This school board met in special session this morning to review the district’s current position which requires masks preK-6th grade.

Updated information was presented to the school board regarding local and within-district COVID-19 cases, transmission rates and trends.  Options moving forward to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 were presented including the potential pros and cons for each.

Following the presentation, the board had an opportunity to ask questions and make statements prior to a roll call vote on a motion to discontinue the student mask mandate.  The motion passed 4-2.

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