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Harbor City International School to resume masking

An uptick in COVID-19 cases prompted the school to reinstitute additional precautions

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DULUTH — Harbor City International School notified students and families Friday that mandatory masking will return to its classrooms on Monday.

In an email, Dawn Buck dean of students, operations and enrollment, noted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has boosted the local incidence level of COVID-19 to a "medium level."

She wrote: "We are seeing a steady uptick in local, regional and state levels of COVID spread and infection. We are currently seeing an increase in cases amongst our student body as well. Based upon these parameters, we will be reinstating our HCIS COVID-19 mitigation strategies as of Monday, May 16, 2022."

Students and staff will be required to wear masks except during mealtime. The school also advised that any student or staff member who feels ill should stay home from school, even if the results of a rapid test are negative.

The number of students at each lunch table will be limited to a maximum of four students, and steps will be taken within the classrooms to maintain a physical distance of at least 6 feet between students and staff.

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