MASON CITY – The Mason City school board decided on Monday night to mandate masks if the illness rate of a building hits 7%.
Dave Versteeg, Mason City schools superintendent, reported Monday evening that “tonight the school board decided to have MCCSD staff & students wear masks indoors when the daily illness rate of a building hits 7% and until it falls below 5% starting Mon(day) the 27th.”
Leading up to the decision, the board had requested input from the community.
The agenda item on masking was made possible after a federal judge threw out the state’s prohibition of mask mandates.
Community comments to board on masks: