New year brings optional masks in Superior schools

Due to vaccine availability and decreasing COVID-19 case numbers, masks will become optional in all schools.

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When students in the Superior School District return to the classroom in the new year, they can do so unmasked.

The district will make masks optional for staff, students and visitors in all schools beginning Jan. 3, according to an email sent to families by District Administrator Amy Starzecki on Tuesday, Dec. 21.

Masks will continue to be required on school buses per federal order.

Prior to the holiday break, students in grade six and lower were required to wear masks at school.

The district has seen a decrease in COVID-19 cases among staff and students over the last three weeks, Starzecki said, and students ages 5-12 are now eligible for the vaccine. Since there has been adequate time for students to become fully vaccinated, masks will become optional for all grade levels.

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