Mask back up: COVID-19 variant fuels new surge, return to mask requirements (free content)

August 02, 2021 - 07:52

It was good while it lasted. 

In early June, mask requirements for those fully vaccinated against the virus that causes COVID-19 were relaxed and local residents were enjoying seeing their neighbors smiles for the first time in more than a year.

The feeling of liberation was welcome, but of course the pandemic was not and is not over. 

Mask mandate for H-F students, staff, guests (free content)

August 01, 2021 - 21:32

Superintendent Von Mansfield told Homewood-Flossmoor High School board members that for the safety of all persons on H-F premises masks will be required this school year.

School opens Thursday, Aug. 12, for freshmen, sophomores and transfer students. All students will report on Friday, Aug. 13. Under state guidelines, there is not a hybrid option for remote learning this year. All students will be at school, unless they are medically unable to do so.


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