At the Monday, August 16th AOS 91 School Board Meeting, board members voted that masks must be worn indoors at all AOS 91-MDI Regional School System buildings. Masks are optional outdoors. Per federal regulations, masks are required when riding any public transportation, which includes school buses and fairies.

Visitors will have to wear masks in the buildings, and the visitor policy is being examined, but the hope is that all essential visitors will be allowed in.

Dr. Gousse joined WDEA's Chris Popper to talk about what went into his decision to recommend to the Board that they adopt the masking policy. He also discussed the pool testing, and how parents and students can opt in or out of that.

Dr. Gousse mentioned a Frequently Asked Question page on the Department of Education website. You can read that HERE. An important item is

  • A person identified as a close contact who is fully vaccinated and
    asymptomatic does not need to quarantine from school or school activities
    if they are participating in pool testing. Maine CDC does recommended
    testing 3-5 days after exposure even for vaccinated people, regardless of
    symptoms.

Everyone has been working with 2 goals in mind. To keep students, staff, faculty and the community safe and healthy and secondly to return to in-person 5 day a week education.

Per Athletic Director Bunky Dow all MDI volleyball players and coaches will “mask up” at away matches

While masking has begun, it will be re-evaluated according to science and future decisions will be communicated to the public.

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