Oak Ridge middle colleges employees, college students to don masks

Students and personnel at Jefferson and Robertsville center schools will join individuals at Willow Brook Elementary Faculty in putting on masks or other deal with coverings on Monday, Aug. 16, as the range of contaminated students and personnel has greater.

Oak Ridge Schools Superintendent Bruce Borchers wears a face mask at an Oak Ridge Board of Education work session.

As of Friday, a complete of 71 college students and 4 personnel users through the school procedure have COVID-19. Oak Ridge Universities Superintendent Bruce Borchers sent a letter out to family members of learners and workers at the two middle schools Friday, Aug. 13, notifying them of the masks mandate mainly because of the maximize in infected learners. He’d carried out the exact for Willow Brook the preceding week with the mask mandate, which went into impact Aug. 9.

Robertsville has 20 pupils with COVID-19 or 2.75% of the student population. Jefferson has 16 energetic COVID-19 scenarios among the learners or 2.11% of the pupil populace.