Masks optional for GIPS ‘22-’23 school year

Grand Island Public Schools will begin the ‘22-’23 school year as Masks Optional in all...
Grand Island Public Schools will begin the ‘22-’23 school year as Masks Optional in all district buildings and activities hosted on GIPS grounds.(Hailey Mach, KSNB)
Published: Aug. 3, 2022 at 9:47 PM CDT
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (Press Release) - Grand Island Public Schools will begin the ‘22-’23 school year as Masks Optional in all district buildings and activities hosted on GIPS grounds.

Individuals may wear a mask based on their personal preference and level of risk. Best-effort preventative measures such as staying home and getting tested when sick, HVAC ventilation, physical distancing where possible, and hand washing remain in place. We are encouraged by the widespread availability of vaccines for children and adults; please reach out to your primary healthcare provider for more information.

A few friendly reminders:

  • You may find the fully updated “GIPS Safe Return to School Plan” on the district website, HERE.
  • Students and staff that are sick and/or exhibiting symptoms will be encouraged to stay home.
  • Local COVID-19 testing sites may be found HERE courtesy of the Central District Health Department (CDHD).

Vaccine information for children ages 6 months and up as well as general vaccine info are also available courtesy of the CDHD. We continue to monitor the fluid situation of the pandemic reviewing related data and updating our COVID-19 Dashboard on a weekly basis. Please note, a scenario could arise in which we may revert back to universal masking if deemed necessary or mandated by the state or local officials.

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