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Van-Buren Community School District Now Requiring Masks

Written by on September 21, 2021

KEOSAUQUA, Ia.- The Van-Buren Community School District announced Tuesday that the district will now be masking up.  The district has moved into the “yellow” phase of its COVID-19 Mitigation Plan.  The plan delineates different phase levels based upon the number of active positive cases in Van-Buren County.  That number was reported Tuesday to be 119.  The threshold for the “green” phase is up to 73 active cases.  The “yellow” phase goes into effect when there are between 74 and 146 active cases.   

Under the “yellow” phase guidelines, a face mask will be required at all times.  Students and staff will wear masks in classrooms and allow breaks when social distancing measures can be met.  Spectators will now be required to wear a mask at indoor events, and at outdoor events when social distancing can not be met.

The next two phases are “orange”, which is between 174 and 219 active cases, and the highest level “red”, which would go into effect if there were 220 or more active cases in the county.

For more information about the district’s mitigation plan you can go to the Van-Buren Community School District’s website or their facebook page, or you can call the district office at 319-293-3334.