Changes to RPS Face Covering Policy

Sheridan Hills Elementary students learn during a field trip to Wood Lake Nature Center

At the Richfield School Board meeting last night, the District adopted the following changes to Policy 548: COVID-19 Face Covering.

Mask Requirements

  • Masks continue to be required in the following places:
    • The Health Services Office in each school
    • Early childhood and preschool classrooms where children are too young to be vaccinated
    • Students returning from a five-day COVID-19 quarantine need to mask for days 6-10  
  • Face coverings are recommended in all other RPS buildings and spaces, including on school buses.
  • These changes take effect immediately.

As previously communicated, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated their guidance on masking, as well as other COVID-19 mitigation factors. Under the new guidance, communities are rated as low, medium or high risk based on their local COVID-19 infection rates and available hospital beds. You can read the guidance and search community risk levels on the CDC website. Currently, Hennepin County is considered medium-low risk.

As COVID-19 transitions from a pandemic to endemic, we want you to know that we will continue all other mitigation efforts including enhanced cleaning, hand washing/sanitizing and social distancing when possible. We also encourage everyone who is eligible to get the vaccine to do so. 

You can continue to find updated COVID-19 information and resources on our website.

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