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Twin Falls School District to require masks at schools in certain situations

The school district protocol to be decided in mid-August
Published: Jul. 28, 2020 at 9:15 PM MDT
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TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) - The Twin Falls School District voted 5-0 Monday night to require masks in certain school protocols.

If the schools are in the green protocol, where there is no community spread of COVID-19, masks are not required.

If schools are in yellow protocol, which is minimal community spread or orange, which is moderate community spread, masks will be required.

In those situations, there will also be certain times where students can take masks off.

These include breakfast, lunch, recess and other situations where social distancing is possible.

“We have purchased three masks for each student and each district employee that they will be given to use, so they will not have to go out and buy any masks,” said Associate Superintendent of the Twin Falls School District Bill Brulotte. “They can buy additional masks if they want to, but we have three for everybody.”

The school district says they will allow for exemptions where a note from certified medical personnel will be required.

A protocol decision is likely to come from the school district on or after Aug. 10.

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