Mask mandate may be removed in Jessamine schools Nov. 1

Published 8:23 pm Monday, October 25, 2021

The Jessamine County Board of Education announced Monday night that they will be removing the mask mandate on Nov. 1, if active case numbers remain low.

This announcement was made during the district’s regular school board meeting, where statistics regarding current cases and quarantines within the district were shared.

From Aug. 29 – Sept. 4, 517 students and 21 staff members were quarantined. From Oct. 17 – 24, 82 students and 6 staff members were under quarantine. In regards to active cases, the district saw 112 infected students from Aug. 29 – Sept. 4. From Oct. 17 – 22, there were 12 active cases.

The Jessamine County Health Department reported an average of 126.45 weekly cases on Sept. 13. An average of 28.25 weekly active cases was reported this Sunday.

Jessamine schools will monitor Covid data for the next three days and, if the trend data continues to improve, the mandate will be removed. Following the removal of the mandate, if case numbers rise again, the mandate will be reinstated.