msd mask mandate policy

Dear Panther Nation: 


Our Board of Directors voted this evening to implement the attached MSD Mask Policy effective immediately.  The policy states that “Should the COVID-19 positive test rate for Columbia County exceed 8%, then masks will be worn by all school district employees, students, and visitors while inside any school district building, bus, van, or other vehicles.”  


Our number one goal is to protect the wellbeing of our kids by utilizing common-sense practices while keeping them in school, onsite, and engaged in daily instruction.  This mask policy helps us accomplish that goal. 


Currently, the Columbia County Positivity rate per ADH is 10.7%.  Therefore, effective immediately, this policy shall be implemented.   


John Ward