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A COVID-19 outbreak in Oconomowoc has the college district adjusting its face masks protocols.Persevering with Protection: Coronavirus in WisconsinBut some mother and father stated they felt not sufficient was being completed.”She’s gotten two emails now in lower than per week — per week an element about shut contact,” Nature Hill Intermediate College mum or dad Christopher Kurtz stated Wednesday.The Oconomowoc College District on Wednesday switched from masks elective to masks now extremely advisable.In some school rooms, they’re even required. In August, the interim superintendent warned the sort of step backward may very well be coming.”If I am on the level the place I am mandating and pleading with folks to put on masks, the case knowledge in our faculties is a major risk,” Dr. Kristen Taylor stated.The district’s COVID-19 dashboard Wednesday confirmed 47 college students examined optimistic. One other 157 have been labeled as “ill-students.”Of these, 55 have been college students within the district’s elementary faculties.Fifty-four college students within the intermediate faculties and 43 highschool college students are additionally isolating at residence.That is greater than 3% of the district pupil inhabitants not in school rooms.In a letter to households, Taylor stated she “extremely recommends” college students masks up.Nevertheless it’s that wording that has some mother and father upset.”I needed to throw my laptop out the window. I needed to flip tables. It was fairly enraging,” Kurtz stated about studying the masking advice.He has a fifth grade pupil.Kurtz stated he believes sporting face masks needs to be required in Oconomowoc faculties.”I really feel like I am being — We’re being gaslit, you understand? ‘Effectively, that is simply your opinion. That is one other perspective.’ And I am like, it is extra than simply my perspective. It is extra than simply my opinion. That is the opinion and perspective of you understand, scientists and medical doctors,” he stated.However not everybody within the district agreed with that sentiment.”I do not suppose it needs to be mandated in any respect,” Nature Hill Intermediate College mum or dad Austin Blumenstein stated Wednesday. “I really feel prefer it needs to be as much as the mother and father. That is simply me. I am old skool like that. I suppose that is it.”He stated he was not sending his pupil to highschool with a face masks.Taylor stated the district will even take into account shifting school rooms, grade ranges, and even entire faculties to non permanent digital studying if COVID-19 instances proceed to extend sufficient to warrant it.WISN 12 reached out to Taylor a number of occasions and didn’t get a right away response. Join coronavirus electronic mail alerts from WISNGet breaking information alerts with the WISN 12 app.Observe us: Fb | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube

A COVID-19 outbreak in Oconomowoc has the college district adjusting its face masks protocols.

Persevering with Protection: Coronavirus in Wisconsin

However some mother and father stated they felt not sufficient was being completed.

“She’s gotten two emails now in lower than per week — per week an element about shut contact,” Nature Hill Intermediate College mum or dad Christopher Kurtz stated Wednesday.

The Oconomowoc College District on Wednesday switched from masks elective to masks now extremely advisable.

In some school rooms, they’re even required.

In August, the interim superintendent warned the sort of step backward may very well be coming.

“If I am on the level the place I am mandating and pleading with folks to put on masks, the case knowledge in our faculties is a major risk,” Dr. Kristen Taylor stated.

The district’s COVID-19 dashboard Wednesday confirmed 47 college students examined optimistic.

One other 157 have been labeled as “ill-students.”

Of these, 55 have been college students within the district’s elementary faculties.

Fifty-four college students within the intermediate faculties and 43 highschool college students are additionally isolating at residence.

That is greater than 3% of the district pupil inhabitants not in school rooms.

In a letter to households, Taylor stated she “extremely recommends” college students masks up.

Nevertheless it’s that wording that has some mother and father upset.

“I needed to throw my laptop out the window. I needed to flip tables. It was fairly enraging,” Kurtz stated about studying the masking advice.

He has a fifth grade pupil.

Kurtz stated he believes sporting face masks needs to be required in Oconomowoc faculties.

“I really feel like I am being — We’re being gaslit, you understand? ‘Effectively, that is simply your opinion. That is one other perspective.’ And I am like, it is extra than simply my perspective. It is extra than simply my opinion. That is the opinion and perspective of you understand, scientists and medical doctors,” he stated.

However not everybody within the district agreed with that sentiment.

“I do not suppose it needs to be mandated in any respect,” Nature Hill Intermediate College mum or dad Austin Blumenstein stated Wednesday. “I really feel prefer it needs to be as much as the mother and father. That is simply me. I am old skool like that. I suppose that is it.”

He stated he was not sending his pupil to highschool with a face masks.

Taylor stated the district will even take into account shifting school rooms, grade ranges, and even entire faculties to non permanent digital studying if COVID-19 instances proceed to extend sufficient to warrant it.

WISN 12 reached out to Taylor a number of occasions and didn’t get a right away response.

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