Never-ending: Students must stay in masks in Anchorage schools, says superintendent


Superintendent of Schools Deena Bishop says the students in Anchorage schools will remain masked. Earlier the latest mask mandate was to end this week. Now, there is no end in sight.

In December, the Anchorage School Board overrode Bishop, who had previously discontinued the mask mandate in the fall.

The board, with member Dave Donley dissenting, put masks back on the students when they returned from winter break on Jan. 3. The mandate was to end Jan. 15.

“Changing topics to our COVID-19 mitigation plan, at this time, the mask requirement for all ASD buildings will extend. The total new cases per 100,000 persons in the past seven days

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