JACKSON, MI – Staff and students are no longer required to wear face masks or social distancing in Jackson Public Schools, per Michigan State’s Change in COVID-Related Health and Safety Guidelines- 19.
The district announced the decision as of Tuesday, June 22, noting that the change was made after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced that Michigan was ending its 50% domestic capacity limit and its term as a mask for people. not vaccinated.
In a social media announcement, the district noted the change had an impact on those currently in session and working during the summer and for the start of the 2021-22 school year.
“We don’t know what tomorrow will bring and we ask you to continue to monitor yourself and your children for any symptoms of COVID-19 and to stay home if you or your child is not feeling well”, have district officials noted in the announcement. “Together we can stay healthy and enjoy our summer and return to five full days of face-to-face instruction this fall.”
JPS joins a growing list of schools across the state to end mask and social distancing requirements since Whitmer’s announcement to end business capacity restrictions and mask warrants by the initial target date of the ‘Status as of July 1.
Schools are no longer obliged by the state to oblige masks. Michigan changed its mask mandate in May to allow fully vaccinated people not to wear masks in most settings – although health officials still recommend that everyone mask themselves in specific settings, including including schools, regardless of vaccination status.
Public schools in Zeeland have announced that they are also ending their mask requirement on June 22, in line with the changed state guidelines. Tecumseh Public Schools have announced that they are also ending their mandate to mask students and staff, while continuing to uphold social distancing guidelines.
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