Masking Policy Update 11.2021

The following message was sent to parents through Infinite Campus email on Monday, Nov. 15, 2021:

We want to keep families and students informed regarding the Hopkins County Schools’ masking policy. Masks will continue to be worn inside all district facilities and buses at this time.

However, the Board of Education has updated the masking policy effective Jan. 17, 2022. Delaying the start of the new policy until two weeks after the end of the winter break will allow time for parents to get their young children fully vaccinated if they choose.

The metric for the new system would be based on the COVID-19 incidence rate for Hopkins County, which involves the average daily cases per 100,000 population. The policy that will take effect in January includes the following:

  • Masks would be optional in school buildings when the incidence rate is zero to 30.9. 
  • A “masking while moving” policy would be followed when the incidence rate is 31 to 49.9. 
  • Masking would be required when the incidence rate is 50 and above. 

We will keep you informed on the new policy and provide updates closer to the date it will go into effect. Masks would continue to be worn on buses at all times, based on a federal requirement.

We are committed to providing in-person instruction five days a week in the safest manner possible. Thank you for your help as we have successfully kept school in-person throughout the first trimester!