OKOLONA, Miss. (WTVA) - Okolona educators are working on final preparations for students to return to in-person classes.
School leaders said all students and staff members must wear masks while inside.
Okolona School Superintendent Chad Spence, Photo Date: July 22, 2021.
Okolona Elementary School Principal Lealue Triplett said she’s relieved school leaders are requiring masks again.
District Superintendent Chad Spence made masks mandatory because of the recent rise in coronavirus cases.
“I feel we are making the best long-term decision to ensure our students are going to be safe and healthy for the coming school year,” he said.
Spence said teachers will keep their students 3-feet apart, and custodians will sanitize multiple times a day.
With last year's school year under his belt, Spence said the district has a better grip on how to address any possible issues if COVID cases continue to rise.
Spence said virtual learning will only be available for students who have underlying health conditions.