West Plains School District Families and Employees,
Today Governor Mike Parson and the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education announced that the state is making a change to quarantine guidelines for schools. The full press release can be readHERE, but in essence those who are properly wearing a mask during their exposure to a COVID19 positive may be exempt from quarantining. This is effective immediately.
There are several exceptions to this statement that are outlined in thegraphic here. The key to being exempt from having to quarantine is proper mask wearing by both the positive individual and the person being exposed. We will continue our current quarantine process for students and employees.
The district will review these new guidelines and our current procedures. If we makes any changes to our current procedures, we will update our parents and staff as soon as possible.
Dr. Lori Wilson Superintendent of Schools West Plains School District