Face masks required in Whitefish Bay Schools for 2 weeks – WISN Milwaukee

Rising COVID-19 case numbers caused Whitefish Bay Schools to reinstate its face mask mandate.Continuing Coverage: COVID-19 in WisconsinAdministrators announced Friday that masks would be required again beginning Monday.It’s in effect for the next two weeks.”It’s unfortunate, but I think it’s necessary. We are trying to protect the kids that are healthy,” parent Barbara Ali told WISN 12 on Monday morning. “I know that it will just stay in place until we return to normal, whatever that means anymore.”Parents and students sounded off about the change.”I don’t see what the big deal is about putting a piece of cloth on your face but I know a bunch of people online are very upset about it,” student Sophia Grass said.It’s the first time masks have been mandatory at Whitefish Bay Schools since the end of February.”I have a daughter that’s in Whitefish Bay High,” parent Jon Rivera said. “She’s a little angry. I mean, but you have to do it, and anybody’s gonna be mad going from change to change.”The district’s COVID-19 metrics dashboard showed 415 new cases per 100,000 people during the last two weeks.The district receives updated COVID-19 data every Friday.It will be then that they decide if they want to make implement any changes that would be put in place the following Monday.The positivity rate in all five Whitefish Bay Schools is below the 1% positive threshold. In a letter to district parents and staff, administrators said the “burden rate” for the North Shore is now “high,” according to health officials. The district said it will look at the data in two weeks to decide if it will remove the mask mandate.Sign up for COVID-19 email alerts from WISNGet breaking news alerts with the WISN 12 app.Follow us: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube

Rising COVID-19 case numbers caused Whitefish Bay Schools to reinstate its face mask mandate.

Continuing Coverage: COVID-19 in Wisconsin

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Administrators announced Friday that masks would be required again beginning Monday.

It’s in effect for the next two weeks.

“It’s unfortunate, but I think it’s necessary. We are trying to protect the kids that are healthy,” parent Barbara Ali told WISN 12 on Monday morning. “I know that it will just stay in place until we return to normal, whatever that means anymore.”

Parents and students sounded off about the change.

“I don’t see what the big deal is about putting a piece of cloth on your face but I know a bunch of people online are very upset about it,” student Sophia Grass said.

It’s the first time masks have been mandatory at Whitefish Bay Schools since the end of February.

“I have a daughter that’s in Whitefish Bay High,” parent Jon Rivera said. “She’s a little angry. I mean, but you have to do it, and anybody’s gonna be mad going from change to change.”

The district’s COVID-19 metrics dashboard showed 415 new cases per 100,000 people during the last two weeks.

The district receives updated COVID-19 data every Friday.

It will be then that they decide if they want to make implement any changes that would be put in place the following Monday.

The positivity rate in all five Whitefish Bay Schools is below the 1% positive threshold.

In a letter to district parents and staff, administrators said the “burden rate” for the North Shore is now “high,” according to health officials.

The district said it will look at the data in two weeks to decide if it will remove the mask mandate.

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