School board eases COVID-19 mitigation plan

The Petersburg School Board voted unanimously to amend its COVID-19 mitigation plan Tuesday night which now allows for limited optional masking in yellow status depending on cases within each building.

Some parents and teachers spoke at the beginning of the meeting against the continuation of the mitigation plan approved in January, which required universal masking and had no provisions for optional masking, saying universal masking was counterproductive and inhibited learning.

During last month's meeting the board approved that plan in a 3-2 vote but said they would revisit possible changes t...


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