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Ritenour to Move to Mask-Recommended Status for Students and Staff on Feb. 22, 2022

The Ritenour Board of Education amended and approved the Ritenour School District Return to Learning Plan during its meeting on Feb. 10 that transitions the district to a mask-recommended status later this month.

Beginning Tuesday, Feb. 22 wearing a mask indoors will move from mandatory to recommended for all Ritenour School District students and staff.  

Also as of Feb. 22, returning to a mask mandatory environment will be made at the individual school building level in the district.  Based on the board’s decision, if an individual school has a student positivity rate of 2% or higher for COVID-19 in the building, mandatory masking will be reinstated for at least two weeks and continue until the positivity rate falls below 2%.  

Positivity rates at each building will continue to be posted each Friday on the COVID-19 Dashboard on the district website

Due to federal law, all students and bus drivers must wear masks or face coverings at all times on Ritenour buses.

The board also approved updates to the plan to eliminate spectator limits for athletics and activities.  Ritenour no longer has limits on the number of spectators at school or district events, effective immediately.  

Social/physical distancing at a minimum of 3 feet while indoors will continue to be the goal in Ritenour.  

Click here to view the entire Ritenour Return to Learning Plan:  https://www.ritenour.k12.mo.us/returntolearning