A. Universal and correct wearing of masks:

WPRSD Protocols for Face Coverings:  Board of Education Policy #1648 Critical Area of Operation 2:

Based on COVID  transmission rates, face coverings will be optional in low-transmission phases and required in all other scenarios for students and  staff unless it will inhibit the individual's health. 

Philosophy:

Pending COVID transmission data, the WPRSD requires that masks be worn in classrooms, academic and administrative buildings, office settings, and when physical distancing is not possible on school grounds.  The WPRSD will adhere to the most conservative elements of local, state, and federal guidelines regarding our protocols for universal and correct mask-wearing.

Process:

When to Wear a Mask:

Masks are optional pending low COVID transmission rates and are required in all other scenarios as follows:

  • Masks are required for personal interactions , indoors and outdoors
  • Masks are always required of faculty and students in all classrooms
  • Masks must be worn in common areas, indoors or outdoors. Examples: hallways, stairs, restrooms, library, lobbies, classrooms, physical meetings with multiple people, administrative buildings, etc.
  • Masks must be worn outside while in trafficked areas and areas in proximity to others (less than six feet)
  • It is only in a private office within a building, when someone is alone, that masks are not required
  • The WPRSD is providing disposable masks if a member of the school community is in need 

Wear Your Mask Correctly:

  • Wash your hands before putting on your face covering
  • Put it over your nose and mouth and secure it under your chin
  • Try to fit it snugly against the sides of your face
  • Make sure you can breathe easily
  • Masks should be washed regularly, inspected for damage, and discarded and replaced when damaged
  • Masks should be stored in a clean, dry location, and they should never be shared
  • Do not put the face covering around your neck or up on your forehead
  • Do not touch the face covering and, if you do, wash your hands or use hand sanitizer to disinfect