“Effective February 25, 2022, CDC does not require wearing of masks on buses or vans operated by public or private school systems, including early care and education/child care programs.” - https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/face-masks-public-transportation.html
What does this mean for GPS:
This decision means that the order which was requiring GPS to have students and staff wear face coverings on our buses, no longer applies. The GUSB (Glendive Unified School Board) now retains the authority to decide about masks through its policies and decisions as there is no other law or mandate that governs this area.
Policy 1905 describes how face coverings will be handled on all GPS property (which includes buses). Here is the language:
"Staff, students, and visitors may wear a face covering, mask, or face shield while present in any school building. The School District does not require the use of masks and will continue to provide masks to all employees, students, and visitors who may still require a face covering due to health or personal reasons. The board will take into consideration any recommendations from Dawson County Health and/or the requirements of MHSA.
Allegations of harassment of any person wearing or not wearing a face covering, mask or face shield shall be promptly investigated in accordance with District policy. A student, staff member, or visitor who, after an investigation, is found to have engaged in behavior that violates District policy is subject to redirection or discipline."
If you have any questions, please reach out to your student’s school. Thank you!