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MCCSC lifts mask mandate starting March 4

The MCCSC School Board voted to follow the Indiana Department of Health’s recent update to school masking rules, meaning that on March 4, students and staff will no longer be required to wear masks at school. 

Schools all over the country are lifting mask mandates, citing declining Covid-19 cases and the increasing availability of vaccines. 

This change also aims to reduce the burden of contact tracing and case reporting on schools — MCCSC will no longer conduct any contact tracing or report their positive cases to the IDOH. Students who were exposed to a positive Covid-19 case will not have to quarantine. Students who do test positive will need to isolate for 5 days and can return after that period if their symptoms have improved. 

This change does not apply to buses: students riding the school buses will still need to wear masks as the continuing federal mask mandate requires. 

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MCCSC encourages students and families to get vaccinated, and notes that anyone may continue to wear masks if they wish.

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