Park City School District: Masks expected for final week of school

PARK CITY, Utah. — On Friday, the Park City School District (PCSD) said in a statement that staff and students will be expected to wear facemasks through the end of the school year (June 3).

“As a caring community, we are keeping in place those strategies that reduce the spread of COVID transmission especially in our school-aged population who are not yet vaccinated,” PCSD said in a statement.

The Park City Education Association strongly supports this message and encourages staff and students to continue following all the COVID-19 mitigation procedures that have made the school year a successful one: wearing masks, vaccination, distancing, and sanitization.

Utah’s governor Cox had said that masks would not be required but that the final word belonged to the school districts themselves to enforce or not during the last week of classes this year.

The PCSD also said in the statement that as recently as May 15, 2021, the CDC has also recommended that face masks be worn in the school setting:

“With seven days remaining in the 20/21 school year, we are looking forward to ending the year healthy and strong. Thank you for your support of our staff and students as we work towards a healthy & successful conclusion of the 20/21 school year,” wrote the PCSD.

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