Mask Mandate Remains in Effect at Arrowhead

Audrey Grindatti, Reporter

An email was sent out on January 28 to staff and students by Superintendent Laura Myrah. Her email outlines the school’s decision regarding the Governor’s statewide mask mandate. 


Students and staff will continue to wear masks while in school. 


In the email  Superintendent, Laura Myrah said, “I am writing to confirm that masks will remain a requirement on Arrowhead’s campus, and with the same expectations as from the first half of the school year—worn over mouth and nose, worn at all times unless eating/drinking, worn during after-hours events by all participants/spectators, etc.”


A reason for keeping masks in our schools is due to the fact that since classrooms, hallways, and other areas of the school can not keep students six feet from each other it would not be safe to neglect the masks. By keeping them over your nose and mouth the school can ensure safety for students as well as minimizing the potential spread of COVID-19. The email also states that when masks are worn there is a lower transfer rate.  


The school also makes sure to listen to the recommendations of the Waukesha County Public Health Department, which is still strongly encouraging schools to maintain the use of masks while on campus even without a mandate. 


Junior Anna Tweeden says, “Although the mandate is strict, it ensures safety for me and my peers.”