With Kids heading back to classrooms across Minnesota, here's a list of which Central Minnesota school districts will have mask mandates in place to start the upcoming year.

The State of Minnesota has left the decision of whether to mandate face mask wearing up to individual districts. Here's the latest list of face mask requirements for public school districts in our area.

REMINDER: Despite local school district masking policies, all students in the State of Minnesota are required by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to wear a suitable face covering while riding on a bus.

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Is my school requiring face masks?

  • Albany: Not required.
  • Annandale: Not required.
  • Becker: Not required.
  • Eden Valley-Watkins: Not required.
  • Elk River: Not required.
  • Foley:
  • Holdingford: 
  • Kimball: Not Required.
  • Little Falls: Not required.
  • Melrose: Not required.
  • Milaca: Not required.
  • Paynesville:
  • Pierz: Not required.
  • Princeton: Not required,
  • ROCORI: Not required.
  • Royalton: Not required.
  • Saint Cloud: Required.
  • Sartell-St. Stephen: Required.
  • Sauk Centre: Not required.
  • Sauk Rapids-Rice: Not required.

Many of the districts not requiring face masks for the start of the school year are still recommending and encouraging their use, as is the Minnesota Department of Health.

Be sure to check with your child's school district for the latest requirements and guidelines. If we learned anything the last year-and a-half it's that things will change.

Stay safe and healthy, and let's find ways to help and support each other regardless of what side of the fence we land on regarding all this stuff.

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