Jamestown  (CSi)  The Jamestown Public School Board Monday rejected removing the mask mandate for staff, teachers, and students, with the motion failing on a  on a 7 to 1 vote, following a recommendation by Superintendent Dr. Robert Lech

He pointed out that last summer, the committee put together a Health and Safety Plan  a requirement before school started in the fall of 2020, following recommendations from the North State Health Department.  It included face masks and close contacts.  He said, the change has been integral to “Our ability to transition back to full-time status after their hybrid model.”  Exempt students are close contacts  not required to quarantine at home, and meeting  the criteria allowed them to reach  full-time status again.

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