PICKAWAY – Teays Valley says that they will move back into masks after they say cases have risen over the past weeks.
“Attention parents/guardians! As we have progressed through the week, our COVID-19 cases have continued to increase. In an effort to keep our students and staff in school, we will require masks for all students and staff starting Tuesday, January 18. We will reevaluate our data the first week of February and make any changes at that time,” said the school on media.
Teays valley wasn’t the only one to react to higher than average cases this week. Westfall schools canceled school on Friday in order to, ” recuperate over a four-day weekend.”
Pickaway Health department reported that the county has surpassed 10,000 cases and over 150 COVID-19 deaths. Twenty of those deaths have occurred in the last month.
Some people disagree with the decision saying that social distancing, hand washing, and smart choices are the best way to prevent the spread of COVID.