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Immediate Changes to Mask Wearing in Manitoba Schools

The Department of Education has just announced increases to the wearing of masks inside public schools, including GVSD schools such as Prairie Dale. 

Effective Wednesday, October 6th, 2021, students and staff will be required to wear a mask when inside school buildings, regardless if they have a 6ft bubble.  The only time they may be pulled down will be for lunch, playing band instruments, or for a teacher-directed "short and infrequent" mask break. This includes wearing masks when in the gym.  Soccer, like recesses, is outdoors and will not be affected by the new requirements.  

If you have any questions reguarding this departmenal mandate, please do not hesitate to be in touch with our school office.