Lake Superior School District - Image courtesy of School District 381
School District 381

Lake County School District changes policy to require masks for elementary students

On September 16, the Lake Superior School District, which includes the Two Harbors and Silver Bay schools, reported three positive cases of COVID-19 at Minnehaha Elementary School and one case at Two Harbors High School.

Those cases, as well as an uptick in cases overall in Lake County, led to some changes for School District 381 in Lake County. Students and staff in elementary schools are now required to wear masks.

For Two Harbors and Silver Bay High School, masks are still recommended, but not required. School District 381 has a vaccination rate of over 70 percent in the high school student population.

Lake Superior School District Superintendent Jay BelCastro noted that things could change if school and/or community COVID-19 cases increase.

WTIP’s Rhonda Silence learns more about School District 381’s policy on masking and quarantine from Superintendent BelCastro.