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Yankton School Board sends letter to city commission urging a city-wide mask mandate

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YANKTON, S.D. (KTIV) - The Yankton School District unanimously approved a letter to the Yankton City Commission urging a city-wide mask mandate in a special board meeting Monday night.

In the letter members of the school board stated the current number of COVID-19 cases in the community is becoming increasingly challenging to have students in a classroom with a certified teacher. The letter also acknowledges that over 99% of the COVID-19 cases within the district from staff or students have come from community spread.

The board believes that this could be 'significantly mitigated' by implementing a community-wide mask mandate.

In closing, the letter asks the city commission to consider the CDC's information about masks preventing a person from emitting droplets, and also protect them from inhaling droplets.

You can read the full letter below.


Brett Funke

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