The Ankeny School Board will consider a mask mandate at its Tuesday night meeting.
If approved, there would be mandatory masking indoors during the school day for all students, teachers, staff visitors and volunteers regardless of vaccination status.
Masking indoors at school events other than the regular school day is strongly encouraged but not required. Also, if approved, masking outdoors on school property would not be required.
According to the proposed plan, exceptions to the masking mandate would include:
A person who cannot wear a mask, or cannot safely wear a mask, because of a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act.A person for whom wearing a mask would create a risk to workplace health, safety, or job duty as determined by the relevant workplace safety guidelines or federal regulations.A person for whom, in the opinion of an Iowa licensed physician, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant, such requirements are medically contraindicated, as facial coverings would be injurious to the health and well-being of the person.A person for whom the requirements conflict with a genuine and sincere religious belief, which is in fact religious and not based merely on philosophical, scientific, moral, personal or medical opposition to facial coverings.
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