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MCCSC announced it will no longer require masks in schools starting March 4

<p>A sign for the Monroe County Community School Corporation Administration Offices is seen Sept. 2, 2021, during the afternoon dismissal at Bloomington South High School. MCCSC announced Tuesday they will no longer require students, staff or families to wear masks in school after March 4.</p>

A sign for the Monroe County Community School Corporation Administration Offices is seen Sept. 2, 2021, during the afternoon dismissal at Bloomington South High School. MCCSC announced Tuesday they will no longer require students, staff or families to wear masks in school after March 4.

The Monroe County Community School Corporation announced Tuesday it will no longer require students, staff and families to wear masks after March 4 in school, according to a press release from MCCSC. Masks must still be worn on buses according to the release.

MCCSC also ended contact tracing and reporting positive cases to the Indiana Department of Health Tuesday after the IDOH released new recommendations on Feb. 17, according to the release. 

The new recommendations said individuals do not have to quarantine unless they test positive for COVID-19. 

MCCSC students and staff are still required to isolate for five days from the onset of symptoms if they receive a positive COVID-19 result. They can return to school on the sixth day if they have gone without a fever for 24 hours, according to the release. 

If MCCSC students are under 5 years of age, they are required to isolate for seven days and may return on the eighth day if they have gone 24 hours without a fever. 

IU announced it will make masks optional starting March 4.

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