Monday night, during a public meeting Tri-County Health Department rescinded the motion that allowed counties to opt out of the mask mandate. The TCHD Board then passed the following motion:
“Motion to authorize and direct the Executive Director of Tri-County Health Department to rescind the Public Health Order Requiring Face Masks in Schools and Childcare Facilities issued on august 18, 2021; and, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and to support and limit interruptions to critical in-person learning for all students, replace this existing order by issuing a public health order requiring the use of face coverings for all individuals, aged 2 years and older, in all indoor school and childcare settings located within Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas Counties. Order shall become effective at 12:01 AM on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 and shall stay in effect until December 31, 2021, unless amended, extended, or rescinded. Health data and community conditions shall be monitored daily white this Order is in effect.”
The Board of Education and school administration must comply with this order. The District does not have an option to opt out of this order.
The District will continue to welcome our kids to school and provide high quality instruction along with support and reassurance.