Masks required again in Jessamine schools

Published 1:19 pm Tuesday, December 7, 2021

After the decision late October to make masks optional, the Jessamine County Board of Education will once again mandate masks due to a rise in positive cases. This mandate will extend across all district activities, such as athletics, extracurricular programs, and school bus rides.

According to Superintendent Matt Moore in a message sent to families, positive COVID rates have gone up significantly across, not only the school system, but the commonwealth as a whole.

In a message sent out to families, Superintendent Matt Moore says the decision comes after COVID positivity rates have gone up significantly across the state, community, and schools. As of writing, the district is experiencing 37 positive student cases, along with 12 staff members in quarantine.

Moore told families he hopes the district can return to a mask-optional status when COVID case rates go back down. The superintendent mentioned during Nov. 22’s school board meeting that a return to at-home learning, or another alternative, may have to be looked into if cases continue to rise. Such a decision has not been discussed further publicly at this time.