IPS School Reinstates Mask Mandate Due to Rise in COVID-19 Cases

Masks will be required at the Center for Inquiry School 84 from Monday, May 9 through Tuesday, May 24.

INDIANAPOLIS — An Indianapolis school serving elementary and middle school students is reinstating its mask mandate due to rising COVID-19 cases.

Starting Monday, Indianapolis Public School’s Center for Inquiry School 84 will require students, staff and visitors to wear masks on and inside buses.

Masks will also be required for students, staff and visitors during community events and field trips.

A statement from IPS says the school’s mandate is temporary and the district plans to drop the mandate on Tuesday, May 24.

The school is located on the north side of Indianapolis at 440 E 57th St, between Central Avenue and North Washington Boulevard.

The full statement from IPS can be read below:

“Due to an increase in positive cases of COVID-19 in multiple classrooms – affecting both students and staff – at the Center for Inquiry School 84, Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) is mandating masks in classrooms. bus and indoors for students, staff and school visitors beginning Monday 9 May to Tuesday 24 May.

In addition to daily school activities, field trips and community events will also require staff, students and visitors to wear masks.

The safety of our students and staff is a top priority.”

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