Dear Parents and Students,
As you may know, the state of Utah has decided to lift the mask mandate on April 10th. There has been a lot of concern lately from our community about whether that applies to schools. We will continue to wear masks for the remainder of the school year. Granite School District sent out the following on the subject:
“We’ve heard from a number of you who are concerned about rumors you’re hearing that masks will no longer be worn at school. As I’m sure you are aware, the law that was passed by the legislature specifically left the school mask wearing requirement in place. Consequently, you need have no safety concerns within Granite District. Our students and employees will continue to wear masks in school and at school activities through the end of the school year in harmony with the law and state and local health department requirements. The link for that order is here.
As has been the case throughout this year, children who do not have a mask will be provided one and those families who choose to not wear masks will be provided a distance education.
Most of our employees have received COVID immunizations and as we know, these immunizations are proven to prevent symptoms. The CDC continues to study whether immunizations prevent catching, carrying or passing the virus. Consequently, we encourage everyone to keep wearing masks even away from school when in close contact with people who have not been immunized.”
Evergreen Junior High will continue our COVID protocols including requiring masks, hourly sanitizing desks, nightly deep cleaning, sanitizer dispensers throughout the school, and much more.
Thank you for your patience and concern with the mask mandate.
Wes Cutler and Anne Dallin