Effective Wednesday, Sept. 15

Dear Families and Staff,

The Cedar Rapids Community School District Board of Directors discussed mitigation efforts at the September 13, 2021, board meeting as they have in previous board meetings. The message of the board has been clear throughout the pandemic regarding their belief in local control and prioritizing the safety of students and staff. Yesterday’s temporary ruling by Iowa Federal Judge Pratt ordered that the state of Iowa immediately halt enforcement of a law that bans mask requirements.

Given the number of increased positive COVID-19 cases as well as the recent ruling, CRCSD will reinstate a mask mandate for all staff, students, and visitors during compulsory education hours (school day) as well as our daycare environments. For educational activities beyond the school day, masks are strongly recommended. This will take effect Wednesday, September 15, 2021. As we have in the past, we will continue to assess new information as we progress.

We appreciate your support as we make student and staff safety a top priority.

Noreen Bush