COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)
Students and teachers in Columbia Public Schools will return to 5-day, in-person classes Monday.
Students are still required to wear masks on buses and on campus.
However, classroom teachers are expected to provide time for students to take “mask breaks” throughout the school day.
Families are encouraged to provide their own transportation to and from school, if possible, to limit the number of students on buses.
The district asks drivers to keep an eye out for students walking to and from school or waiting for buses.
Bus routes have been updated. You can find the updated bus routes here.
It's the first week back to the classrooms full time since the COVID-19 pandemic led local leaders to move classes virtual on March 18, 2020.
The CDC revised physical distancing recommendations to reflect at least 3 feet between students in classrooms.