Following the CDC’s relaxed guidelines on masking for healthy people in indoor spaces, Bemidji School District will now shift from requiring masks to recommending them on school vans and buses.
This shift follows another relaxed masking policy in Bemidji Schools, where masking is no longer mandatory in school buildings.
Superintendent Tim Lutz explains that the CDCs guidance no longer recommends universal indoor mask-wearing in K-12 schools or in early ed settings in areas with low or medium community levels of COVID-19.
The CDC’s website ranks Beltrami County as still an area of high COVID transmission.
The same site says 111 new cases were reported within the county over the last week.
Mask wearing is still required on other federal modes of transportation, such as airplanes, until at least March 18.