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Sophomores eat lunch together without facing a mask mandate barrier March 17. Many students still choose to wear masks although it is not mandatory.

Revision mask of mandate causes mixed reactions

April 7, 2022

On March 10th, 2022, the School Board made the executive decision to make masks optional. In regards to this decision, the Echo Editorial Board believes this was an informed decision that should be followed...

PCP: Mask mandate

PCP: Mask mandate

March 23, 2022

Junior Stefano Giovannelli walks down the stairs maskless March 10. On March 9, the School Board accepted a revision to policy 808, causing masking at schools to be optional.

Maskless made effective immediately

Elena Ortiz Fishman March 8, 2022

During a presentation to the School Board March 8, superintendent Astein Osei announced a shift to optional masking.  In this proposal, the mandate will no longer be universally required. Policy 808...

Students sit in the lunchroom without masks Feb. 11. According to assistant principal Jessica Busse, Parks mask consequence system follows a three-tiered approach.

Park doubles down on mask policies

Anya Panday February 14, 2022

Park’s masking policies are being reasserted, with COVID-19 cases growing in our school district. In the Jan. 16th edition of the 6425 newsletter, a section regarding practicing appropriate masking was...

Mask mandate is a breath of fresh air

Mask mandate is a breath of fresh air

Sophia Curran-Moore February 8, 2022

Now that I’ve been living in a pandemic for almost two years, wearing my mask feels as normal as wearing any other article of clothing. Bringing my mask with me feels as natural and necessary as bringing...

Vaccinated people must wear masks

Nora Hall June 8, 2021

With about 2,602,326 Minnesotans now completely vaccinated it is starting to feel much safer to be outside and with friends. Since the vaccine lowers the chances of people to get the virus, the mask mandate...

Junior Bennett Kouame catches up on homework during Park Connections May 14. Gov. Tim Walz said despite lifting the mask mandate, people will still be required to wear masks in school.

Walz removes mask mandate

Jacob Khabie and Tobias Khabie May 16, 2021

When she first heard about Gov. Tim Walz’s plan to repeal the state-wide mask mandate May 14, junior Emily Hoffman said she felt unsure about Walz’s decision, as it could help or hinder the state of...

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