Pike County School Corp. Makes Masks Mandatory

Students and staff in the Pike County School Corporation headed to school on Monday with a new mask requirement in place.

Posted: Aug 30, 2021 11:16 AM
Updated: Aug 30, 2021 11:27 AM

Students and staff in the Pike County School Corporation (PCSC) in Pike County, Indiana, are now required to wear masks.

The new mask rule went into effect for all PCSC students, staff, and visitors, as of Monday, and the district says it will be in place for at least two weeks.

Under the new requirement, everyone is required to wear masks regardless of vaccination status. The district says face shields, gaiters, or masks are acceptable as they were last year.

As the only exception to the rule, students won't be required to wear masks while they're physically active, like during recess, PE, or athletic practices or events.

The district says it hopes the mask requirement will allow for fewer quarantines, allowing more students to stay in the classroom.

The new mask requirement comes after students at Pike County High School and Pike Central Middle School spent some of last week learning virtually due to their high rates of COVID-19 spread. Students at those schools returned to a normal schedule on Monday.

Any parents in the district who have questions or comments on the mask requirement are being asked to email ParentComments@pcsc.k12.in.us.

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