COVID-19 protocols for Kansas school districts
WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - All Kansas schools opened to in-person learning for the 2021-22 school year. As the delta variant continues to spread, several schools have found themselves overwhelmed with a rise in positive cases for COVID-19 and contact tracing hundreds of students.
Recently, some districts have abandoned their initial plan to contact trace and test all high-risk students, mainly those who are unmasked and unvaccinated, a method that was put in place to keep more kids in the classroom.
School boards are now passing mask mandates in hopes of returning to a more normal school year. Here are the Kansas school districts currently requiring that masks be worn indoors:
- All Johnson County public and private schools (Pre-K-6th grade)
- USD 74 - North Kansas City - all buildings
- USD 259 - Wichita Public Schools - all buildings
- USD 263 - Mulvane Schools - all buildings
- USD 265 - Goodard Schools - elementary, intermediate schools
- USD 305 - Saina Public Schools - all buildings
- USD 385 - Andover Public Schools - elementary schools
- USD 465 - Winfield Schools - required in high traffic, commons areas
- USD 470 - Arkansas City Schools - all school buildings
- USD 487 - Herington - all buildings
- USD 512 - Shawnee Missions Schools - all buildings
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