Richland School District to require masks starting Thursday

Students will be required to wear masks during school hours
Stack of medical masks
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RICHLAND CENTER, Wis. — Richland Center students will be required to wear masks during regular school hours, the Richland School District announced Wednesday.

Students who are unable to wear a mask must provide a note from a medical provider.

Students who exhibit COVID-like symptoms must have a negative PCR test result before returning to school, or stay home for 10 days.

Parents and guardians will be notified if a student or staff member in their children’s class(es) tests positive. Close contacts have the option of quarantining for 14 days but ate not required to do so.

If a student tests positive, siblings and household members will follow quarantine guidelines set out by Richland County Public Health.

The mask requirement goes into effect Thursday.

There are 10 positive cases among Richland Center schools as of Sept. 21. 116 people are out due to close contact.

According to the district, over 10 percent of students and staff at Richland Center High School are out due to close contact.

Over 10 percent of students and staff at Richland Center Intermediate School are also out due to close contact.