Columbia Public School District reinstating mask policy

Masks are coming back to Columbia Public Schools.

The school district reinstated its mask policy due to a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases in the community. Masks will be required from Tuesday, January 18 through Friday, February 4. Masks will be required inside all district buildings and will be provided to students who need them.

The school district had just lifted its mask mandate on January 4. The school board voted to lift the requirement after winter break during a meeting last month.