Columbia teachers’ union would like scholar masks essential for 2021

The Columbia teachers’ union would like masks on every person in college structures when the new school year starts.

The district received the document dated July 16 from the union’s COVID Advisory Committee, but no choices have been created, said district spokeswoman Michelle Baumstark.

“The doc represents recommendations from CMNEA, which the district will get beneath advisement,” Baumstark wrote in an e-mail, referring to the Columbia Missouri National Instruction Association. “The district proceeds to check COVID in our group and will make use of a number of sources and suggestions, together with health-related and wellbeing experts, when identifying its prepare for the start off of the 2021-22 college yr.”

The faculty district now involves masks for elementary pupils for the duration of summer university.

The pandemic isn’t really over, the doc states.

“Irrespective of all our fervent need to have a ordinary university yr, the pandemic is not around however,” the doc states. “We can’t disregard the chance that carries on to examination our steadfastness to security actions simply because we desire for ordinary and very simple.”