Robbinsdale Schools to Require Masks Indoors Starting Aug. 23
Robbinsdale Area Schools will require masks for everyone inside school buildings and on buses, regardless of vaccination status.
In a letter to parents, Superintendent David Engstrom said it was the safest way to start the school year and the least disruptive. The district says, per the Minnesota Departments of Education and Health, requiring masks will also mean full-classroom quarantines will no longer be necessary. Additional updates regarding quarantines in the event of at-home exposures can be found on the district’s COVID-19 page.
We get it — COVID-19 fatigue is real. As we’ve learned, the situation can change quickly. We’re confident in our planning, and our sincere hope is to hold in-person classes for the entire year, and to set the masks aside — forever — as soon as we can. As always, we will continue to monitor the situation and the data, and follow recommendations and guidance of our state and local experts. –Superintendent David Engstrom in a letter to parents on Aug. 17
Robbinsdale will also offer full-time virtual learning through the newly created Robbinsdale Virtual Academy.
Meanwhile, the Osseo School District plans to announce its plans on Friday. The Anoka-Hennepin district will recommend, but not require masks.