Published Monday, May 24, 2021
On Monday, the EMS ISD Board of Trustees discussed and unanimously approved revisions to the district mask protocols. Effective June 1, 2021, masks are no longer required on EMS ISD campuses but remain an option for those who choose to wear them. Additionally, the requirement for identified close contacts to quarantine will become optional as of June 1, 2021.
This decision is based on local COVID-19 data and in alignment with the Governor’s Executive Order GA-36 issued on May 18, 2021, that requires public schools to expire requirements for masks/face coverings effective 11:59 pm on June 4, 2021.
The health and safety of our EMS ISD community remains a priority. The district will continue to practice measures to minimize the spread of illness through enhanced cleaning protocols, frequent hand washing, and other personal health protections. Participants and guests are welcome to continue wearing a mask if they choose.
District staff is working to update websites, signage, and other resources to reflect the revised mask protocols as soon as possible. Questions also can be submitted directly to district leaders through the COVID-19 Information tab in the district's online Let’s Talk! system.