Students and staff at two Vermillion schools are masking up again. The temporary mask mandate started Monday and will be implemented through January 23rd.
Vermillion Superintendent Damon Alvey says that the school district has a threshold set in place where if 1.5 percent of a building’s population tests positive for COVID-19, then a mask mandate would be put in place. That threshold was reached last week in both the middle and high school.
The two-week mask mandate applies to all Vermillion school buses as well.
Alvey adds that these students haven’t been required to wear masks since last school year.
Last September, one of the district’s elementary schools had a two-week mask mandate in place. That school has not reached its threshold of cases since.