Mask policies differ among Alaska school districts

Petersburg schools will open Aug. 31 with face masks required for at least the first two weeks of the semester, reviewing the policy at the next school board meeting on Sept. 14.

Based on the high count of active COVID-19 cases in Ketchikan, schools there would open Aug. 26 with face masks required of all students, staff and visitors under a draft back-to-school plan subject to school board approval.

Ketchikan’s mask requirement would shift to optional when the active case count in the community drops to five or fewer. The count was 98 active cases as of Monday.

Ketchikan’s policy could shift...


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