Temporary Mask Requirement Suspended - Masks Optional in JPS Buildings and Buses
The Jenks Public Schools Board of Education voted to suspend the temporary mask requirement for all students, employees, and visitors while indoors on district property. Effective immediately, masks are no longer required indoors or on buses. Masks are optional, and JPS will continue to provide a mask to any student, staff member, or visitor upon request.
Board members based much of their decision on the steady decline in COVID-19 case numbers among staff and students over the last two months. Since approving the temporary mask requirement in early September, total COVID-19 case numbers at JPS have dropped from 131 to 32, a 75 percent decrease.
Board members and administrators will continue to closely monitor COVID-19 case numbers in the District. If positive case numbers increase among students and staff, the Board of Education may consider re-instating the mask requirement. If the mask requirement is reinstated, the opt-outs previously submitted by parents/guardians will still be valid.
Please remember, parents/guardians are expected to screen their child for COVID-19 symptoms prior to sending them to school each day. Students should stay home if experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or any other illness.