Albert Lea Area Schools rolls back mask mandate for sporting events
(ABC 6 News) – Albert Lea Area Schools announced Thursday, that effective immediately it will be dropping its mask mandate for sporting events.
An update on the district website reads:
As the Covid cases in our district are taking a significant trend downward, the Albert Lea Area School Administration would like to announce the following changes that will go into effect on Thursday, February 10th:
1. Masks will be strongly recommended at all home evening activities for spectators. Athletes will follow the directive of their coaches/directors.
2. Masks will be strongly recommended for all evening activities for Community Ed participants.
Masks will still be required during the school day for all staff, students, and visitors K-12.
Masks will still be required for indoor practices after school.
On February 21st, the district plans to transition to masks being strongly recommended for all staff, students, and visitors in all of our buildings, as we anticipate our county numbers continuing with their downward trend. Families can plan on this unless they receive further messaging from the district.
Masks will still be required on all district transportation.
The district is in review of any potential changes to quarantine/testing procedures.