School Board Approves Masking Requirements for Start of School Year

On August 17, the school board of Roseville Area Schools adopted a resolution requiring all students, staff and visitors in early childhood programs through grade 12 and adult education, to wear a mask while indoors, regardless of vaccination status. View the full resolution.

We are all excited to begin the 2021-2022 school year with a return to full-time in-person learning, and understand that students learn best when they are able to be face-to-face with their teachers and peers. The emergence of the Delta variant has resulted in a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases in our community and across the country. As educators, we rely on the expertise of public health officials to understand how to best protect the health and safety of our students and staff. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Minnesota Department of Health and the American Academy of Pediatrics, masking remains a powerful tool in keeping students in school. 

As we’ve all learned over the past year-and-a-half, changing conditions and greater understanding of the virus prompt changing guidance. We hope conditions will improve in the near future so masks will no longer be necessary in schools. In the meantime, we will continue to work with public health officials on the latest guidance for our schools, and we will communicate new information as it becomes available. 

Please continue to watch for messages from your student’s school and from the district as we prepare for returning to school next month.