Sioux Falls School Board passes quarantine policy changes

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — The Sioux Falls School Board has approved a plan to keep more students and teachers in the classroom.

The updated Return to Learn plan says if a student or teacher tests positive for COVID-19, their close contacts could stay in school as long as everyone was wearing a mask.

However, if a close contact develops symptoms or not everyone was wearing a mask, the contact may still need to stay home.

Opponents of the revision have cited stress on teachers. One person asked for a mask requirement if the revision is passed.

Proponents of the revision focused on the stress on students being pulled from school for close contact.

KELOLAND’s Lauren Soulek was at the meeting; watch for her report on the vote on KELOLAND News at 10.

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