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MCS Immediately Implementing Mask Mandate for Grades 3 through 12

The school is asking that parents begin working students(s) now so they can become familiar with having the face-covering in place.

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(Madison, Ind.) – Due to Governor Holcomb’s announcement of the new mask mandate, Madison Consolidated Schools will require masks to be worn by students in grades 3 through 12.

This includes all staff, volunteers, and anyone in the buildings at any time. The school would like to remind parents that students in Pre-K through Grade 2 are also welcome to wear masks at all times.

This mask requirement will be implemented immediately on all Madison Consolidated School campuses.

Per the Governor’s Order, masks are required:

  • In most public spaces and commercial entities.
  • When using public transportation and vehicle services.
  • While attending outdoor public spaces when you cannot socially distance from people who are not in your household.
  • In schools for students age 8 and above (or Grade 3 and above). The exceptions will be PE class, lunch, and band class.
  • While participating in all co-curricular and extracurricular activities with exceptions for strenuous physical activities.
  • Exceptions will be made for medical conditions, disabilities, exercising, eating, and drinking.

The school will be revising the Reopen Plan with these changes and will also look to the state for additional guidance and IHSAA regarding the definition of ‘strenuous physical activity’ when applied to co-curricular and extracurricular activities.

In order to help students, Madison Consolidated Schools have received a generous donation of 10,000 masks from Mr. Dave Ungru, owner of Koehler Welding and Koehler Tire.

The school is asking that parents begin working students(s) now so they can become familiar with having the face-covering in place.

Attached are reference materials that were shared by the Indiana State Department of Health.  

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