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By Wade Sundby
Glasgow Schools Superintendent 

Glasgow Students Must Wear Masks on Buses

Action in Compliance with Federal Mandate

 

August 18, 2021

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At this time, public schools are required to comply with the Centers for Disease Controls' (CDC) requirement relating to masks on school busses.

To put this in perspective, there is a CDC order issued in accordance with President Biden's Executive Order 13988, promoting COVID-19 safety in domestic and international travel, that requires masks on public pro private school buses.

This has been the case since Feb. 1, 2021.

This requirement of masks on public or private buses is based on federal law and is part of the same requirement that the federal CDC imposes on other forms of conveyance, including commercial airplanes, trains, subways, intra-city buses, school buses, etc.

The CDC is doing so pursuant to authority granted it by Congress under 42 U.S.C. Section 264.

The law the order is based upon is authorized by Congress and implemented by CDC. It requires masks on school buses and activity buses and makes failure to comply a federal crime. Consequence for violation could include penalties, loss of federal funding, and taxpayer liability to the extent that insurance coverage does not apply.

Just a reminder, this is not a Glasgow School District directive, Valley County Health Department directive, Glasgow School Board directive or a Montana State directive. This directive comes from the federal government.

Thank you for your continued support, cooperation and understanding.

 

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