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ATLANTIC – The Atlantic School Board passed a 30 day temporary mask mandate during a special meeting Thursday morning after receiving numerous comments about the issue, including a letter from the Cass County Board of Health advising the district to implement a mask mandate immediately.

ATLANTIC – Between Sept. 24 and last Thursday, 21 Atlantic staff and students have tested positive for COVID-19 in the Atlantic School District, Atlantic Superintendent Steve Barber said in information released Tuesday afternoon. That led to 315 people- both staff and students- having to be …

ATLANTIC – The debate on whether to mandate the use of masks in the Atlantic School District came up Wednesday night after Board Member Nick Hunt thought the policy should be revisited since there was a chance in the recommendation on the use of face coverings from the state. Board President…

ATLANTIC – Students in at least two classes in the Atlantic School District are being quarantined, though district officials would not confirm or identify which classes or how many students were involved.

Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) officials are now recommending that people don’t quarantine for 14 days if they are exposed to someone with COVID-19 in a business, school and child care setting if all parties are wearing face coverings consistently and properly.

New guidelines from the Iowa Department of Education and the Iowa Department of Health related to releasing information about COVID-19 generally prohibit public health and school officials from disclosing identifying information about positive COVID-19 cases, but school officials can choose …

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