Covid-19 Update Regarding Masks (Nov. 16)

Date : Nov 16
When : Now
Time : Now

From the desk of Mr. Lensch

Covid Update

Monday, November 16th, 2020


In conjunction with the Greene County Board of Supervisors and The Greene County Public Health Department, the Paton-Churdan School District will be implementing a face covering requirement as soon as possible. The proclamation requires face coverings to be worn in public areas when social distancing is not possible. This would include surgical face masks, cloth face masks, and gaiters if they are 2 ply.


At the beginning of the year we supplied all of our students with masks. We would ask that you please send your students with a mask beginning on Tuesday. We will have some on hand at school for emergency purposes. We will be requesting that students wear them when we cannot provide the space to social distance in order to comply with the mandate. The order would not include activities such as vigorous exercise, outdoor recess, and athletic practices.


We are very aware that there are a lot of opinions related to a face covering requirement and we have worked hard to accommodate all of those opinions. At this time, we feel we have no choice but to follow the county mandate. The wearing of face coverings will eliminate any need for us to contact trace in school if both parties are wearing one properly.


Our number one goal is to keep our students in a face to face model. The only threat to this is if we continue to see an increasing number of positive cases in students and staff. The best way to insure we stay in this face to face model is to follow the proclamation.


Once again, these are unprecedented times and the circumstances that surround it are always changing. We will monitor our own situation and evaluate frequently. We thank you for all of your cooperation!