No more masks required on Cordova school buses

School buses parked near Cordova Jr./Sr. High School. (Aug. 5, 2020) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Cordova schools will no longer require masking on school buses and vans, Superintendent Alex Russin announced in a Feb. 28 letter.

“This past Friday, the CDC updated its guidance for schools regarding COVID-19 and mask-wearing,” Russin wrote. “These changes are to align precautions for educational settings with those in other community settings. In accordance with these guidelines, the district will no longer require universal masking on school buses or vans.”

In addition, he stated, the CDC no longer recommends universal mask-wearing in K-12 schools with low or medium COVID-19 Community Levels.

“Cordova School District will continue its optional masking protocol currently in place in consideration of these guidelines and will continue monitoring information and circumstances relevant to our community in order to help guide future decisions and practices,” he said.

More details related to CDC’s update on mask-wearing on public transportation is on the CDC website.

“Please consult with your medical care provider if you have any questions related to COVID-19 and/or ongoing mitigation strategies best suited for your child in the school setting,” Russin said.