Students and staff at River Valley Intermediate in Hewitt must wear masks for the next two weeks.
Principal Paul Offill made the announcement during a YouTube video. He says the positivity rate at the school has reached a high level, making mask wearing a necessity.
The mandate starts Tuesday, Sept. 7th and continues through Friday, September 17th. At that time, Offill says the mandate will be reevaluated.
As of Monday afternoon at 4 p.m., River Valley had 41 student cases of COVID-19 and 4 staff cases. The school’s positivity rate of student enrollment is 6.94%.