Toreador Families and Community,
The Boone Community School Board of Education held a special board meeting this evening and voted in favor of the following:
Boone Schools will CONTINUE to follow our current COVID-19 mitigation strategies in PK-12th grades during the school days while inside for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year. If graduation must take place inside, masks will be required.
Masks will be OPTIONAL for outside activities. These include outside athletic events and graduation (at Goeppinger Field).
As of May 15th, the CDC recommended all school districts maintain all mitigation strategies, including the usage of masks. Safety remains our first priority at Boone Community School District, and while it is very exciting to learn that fully vaccinated individuals no longer need to wear masks in a variety of settings, our schools are made up of students that are largely not vaccinated.
The Iowa Department of Public Health has also recently changed their guidance with regard to quarantining students. As of Friday afternoon, students that are exposed to COVID-19 in a non-household exposure, will not be mandated to quarantine. Household exposures will still be required to quarantine for 10 days, as required previously.
Thank you for your continued support of our efforts to navigate this for the remainder of this school year.