Fair Grove Families,
The Departments of Health and Senior Services and Elementary and Secondary Education have modified shared guidance for determining close contacts and assessing exposures in school settings. Under the updated guidance, proper mask wearing may now prevent individuals from being identified as close contacts in K-12 schools that have implemented a mask mandate. This means that if both individuals at school – the person diagnosed with COVID-19 and the person exposed to the positive case – have masks on and are wearing them correctly, the individual exposed does not need to quarantine.
Read more details in the news release: Governor Parson Announces Changes in State’s K-12 School Quarantine Guidance.
Review the updated Missouri School Reopening and Operating Guidance FAQ document here.
The guidance document update includes a visual aid on pg. 15 that is helpful in understanding this modified guidance: “Wear a Mask. Stay in School.”
Mike Bell - Superintendent
Fair Grove R-X Schools