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(PANA) — The Pana School District has posted on its website they will temporarily suspend enforcement of mask wearing in school. The announcement was posted yesterday afternoon and is effective immediately.
In the letter addressed to the families of students, Superintendent Jason Bauer announced the change of course, but he did warn things could change again.
“I want to emphasize that this is a very fluid situation and that another pending ruling could bring back the mandatory wearing of masks,” the letter state. “Our Back to School Plan was based largely on ISBE/IDPH rules that have been cited as unconstitutional at this time.
“In absence of ISBE/IDPH guidance, our District will now shift to following the CDC guidance, which strongly recommends all students and staff in PK-12 schools wear masks. It should be pointed out that this is a strong recommendation as opposed to a mandate.”
While the in-school mask mandate is suspended, the Federal mandate for mask wearing on public transportation and school buses continues.
The Superintendent concluded: “I know everyone is looking forward to the day when we can put COVID-19 in the rearview mirror.”