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Mask Guidance

Updated Mask Guidance for Zion-Benton District 126 Schools

Throughout the pandemic we have been committed to ensuring the safety and wellness of our school community. Following the state mandate issued by the Governor of Illinois, ZBTHS D126 will require all persons entering the building to wear a mask effective immediately regardless of vaccination status. 

District 126 worked diligently last year to implement multiple mitigation strategies to keep students, families, and staff healthy and well. These mitigation strategies worked well in preventing the spread of COVID-19, and the following will continued to be implemented during the 2021-2022 school year, including:

  • Daily cleaning and disinfecting;

  • Contact tracing in conjunction with quarantining;

  • Promoting good hand hygiene;

  • Increased airflow/ventilation in school buildings;

  • Maintaining social distancing of at least 3 feet in classrooms to the extent possible.

  • Staying home when sick

  • Directional Traffic Flow (stay to the right, please)

  • Exploring Onsite Covid Testing Options