Whitefish Bay School District to require masks for upcoming school year

WHITEFISH BAY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Whitefish Bay School District sent a letter to parents Wednesday, Aug. 4, announcing masks will be required for the upcoming school year. 

According to the letter, the School Board for the Whitefish Bay School District held a special meeting Tuesday, Aug. 3, to discuss the mask policy in preparation for the fall. Despite the community's high vaccination rate, the district says the increased spread of the delta variant is causing a local case burden. 

The letter says, in the interest of meeting our pledge to providing consistent, five-day-week in-person education, and because of the impact of the delta variant, the school board voted to require masks for all people while inside district facilities. 

Masks will not be required outside, eating or drinking inside, or in some other exceptions as set out in the district's mask policy, masks are not required. 

The school district says they will continue to monitor agency recommendations and local data and revise their policy if new guidance is provided, and or when vaccinations become available to those 12 and under and or community spread declines. 

Read the full letter to parents below: 

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