G-T/R-A Community Schools to require masks due to rising COVID-19 numbers

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GRAETTINGER, Iowa (KCAU) – Graettinger-Terril and Ruthven-Ayrshire Community Schools have issued a mask mandate starting Tuesday.

According to a letter, the district has issued a mask mandate starting September 29 due to rising numbers in northwest Iowa. The school said that face shields will no longer be acceptable, and all staff, students, and visitors will need to wear a mask in school buildings during school and events, as well as using school transportation.

The district has also decided to conduct a Planned Virtual Day on Wednesday, October 7. The Planned Virtual Day will give students, teachers, and families an opportunity to experience virtual learning firsthand and will allow both teachers and students to discover potential problems and pitfalls with our virtual learning plans and problem-solve to better perfect the system should it be required in the coming months.

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