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State officials working with school districts on back to school transition

SD Department of Health Secretary Kim Malsam-Rysdon

Within the next month or so, school districts need to be ready for students to be back in classes again for the fall.  Whether that’s in-person, online, or a hybrid of the two, school officials have been working with a number of people and resources to make the transition back to school a safe one during an ongoing pandemic.  State Department of Health Secretary Kim Malsam-Rysdon said in a media briefing Thursday that the Health Department and others have been helping school districts in the process.

Malsam-Rysdon said that the Health Department recognizes the importance of trying to have students safely back to school in person.

State Epidemiologist Dr. Josh Clayton said that the guidance being provided to districts doesn’t include masks to be required.

Malsam-Rysdon said that contact tracing and other processes will also be a part of the Department’s plan to prepare for the start of the school year.  

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