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Mask mandate ends at Medicine Valley Public Schools one day after implementation

Decision to follow Nebraska DHHS protocol instead of mask mandate
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Published: Sep. 1, 2021 at 7:11 PM CDT
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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - UPDATE: The COVID protocol for Medicine Valley Public Schools has been changed to follow the Nebraska DHHS protocol. This change will end the mask mandate that was put into place on Wednesday, 09/01/2021. Masks will be recommended but not required. Sick students and students that present symptoms will still be sent home. The change that is being made from the prior protocol is in the Close Contact that has been leading to quarantine. Those in Close Contact now will be instructed to self-monitor instead of quarantine.

ORIGINAL STORY: The decision to put all students and staff back in masks at Medicine Valley Public Schools in Curtis was made Wednesday.

According to the school’s message system, this is due to “positive COVID tests and other symptomatic students.”

Masking will be inside all district buildings and transportation during this period of time. The school adds that all students need to be monitored for symptoms moving forward and if any student has symptoms or is ill they need to stay home.

In addition, the school is announcing a postponement of the Teammates Breakfast scheduled for Thursday, September 2, and a postponement of individual school pictures.

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