Coloma Community Schools require masks starting Monday

NOW: Coloma Community Schools require masks starting Monday

BERRIEN COUNTY, Mich. – Coloma Community Schools announced it will require indoor mask wearing for all students, teachers, staff, volunteers and visitors in all buildings starting Monday.

The district decided to “prioritize in-person learning” and “keep students safe and healthy,” the school said in a statement.

“We’ve had a few emails, both ‘hey, what are you doing?’ and a few emails thanking us for what we’ve done. We’ve had a few phone calls asking for clarification, and they’ve been polite, and we’ve explained our position and they’ve been okay with it. So, pretty mild, really, compared to what we might’ve anticipated from what we’ve seen from other school districts in the area," said Dave Ehlers, Superintendent of Coloma Community Schools.

This requirement will also help the school see a decrease in students in quarantine because of modified quarantining procedures. These procedures will allow students who are in close contact and asymptomatic to stay in school.

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