Penn-Harris-Madison schools update health guidelines after going mask optional

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. – The Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation has updated their health and safety guidelines following a vote by the Board of School Trustees Monday to make masks optional in schools.

The change began on Thursday.

P-H-M is still requiring students and staff to wear masks on school transportation. Once the federal mask requirement for students and staff ends on March 18, masks will be optional.

The school corporation will continue to follow the Indiana State Department of Health’s guidelines for isolation.

Students who test positive for COVID-19 are asked to isolate for at least five days and can return to class on day six as long as their symptoms have improved and they haven’t had a fever for at least 24 hours without the use of medication.

Students who test positive are encouraged to wear a mask at school on days six through 10.

Families will be notified if clusters of cases appear in any classroom or activity.

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