Dear WMSD -
This evening our Covid-19 numbers reached the 3% impacted threshold. Our school board voted in November to remove our mask mandate & make our practice recommended at that time due to the declining trend.
At that time it was agreed that if WMSD Covid-19 numbers increased to a 3% impacted threshold we would immediately reinstate our mask mandate for all staff, students & visitors.
Unfortunately, we have seen this increase with our data this evening. Therefore, EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, West Memphis School District will be returning to a mask mandate until further notice.
You can see our daily impacted data at WMSD.NET under the Covid-19 link.
WMSD has always placed our students’ and staffs’ safety as priority #1. We understand this has been a very challenging and stressful time for everyone as we continue to navigate this pandemic. We will continue to adhere to the state guidance from the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) & the Division of Secondary and Elementary Education (DESE).
Thank you for your patience and understanding on this issue.