New guidance for Ramsey County schools
August 16, 2021 --- Ramsey County Public Health has issued new guidance to school districts focused on reducing health risks for schools returning to in-person learning. Specifically, Ramsey County Public Health now states that schools should require masks to be worn by all individuals while indoors, regardless of their vaccination status.
As a result of this updated guidance, Mounds View Public Schools will require that students, staff and visitors wear masks while inside our buildings, effective Monday, August 23. The federal government also requires face coverings for individuals while riding on all forms of public transportation, including school buses.
As we’ve seen over the past year, changing conditions prompt changing guidance. We hope conditions will improve in the near future so masks will no longer be necessary. In the meantime, we will continue to work with public health officials on the latest expectations for our schools, and we will communicate all new information as it becomes available. Please look for more back-to-school information from your school in the coming weeks.