Masks will be required on all Cape Girardeau Public Schools (CGPS) campuses effective immediately
Cape Girardeau Public Schools
We have a very important update to share with you about our COVID-19 procedures. Due to the growing number of quarantines in our district, the use of masks will be required on all Cape Girardeau Public Schools (CGPS) campuses effective immediately. All students, staff members and visitors to our schools should wear a mask over their nose and mouth while inside any school building. Any student or visitor arriving on campus without a mask will be given one to wear while they are in our building.
This decision comes after an update on the number of quarantines throughout the District was provided to CGPS board members at a special called meeting tonight. Our average daily attendance has fallen below 90% and will remain below that mark for at least the next ten days. You might recall before the new school year started, the Board agreed to implement a mask mandate should our attendance drop below 90% for five straight days.
We greatly appreciate your support as we continue to work together to keep our students and staff members healthy.
This will be another school year full of challenges and changes and we appreciate your willingness to give us the opportunity to continue our mission of educating your children.
Thank you very much for your time. Have a great night!