The students who attend Nikiski Northstar Elementary School will be wearing masks to school for the next 10 school days, but only while indoors. The mask decision will be reevaluated on Oct. 6. A rash of Covid-19 cases has developed in Nikiski, and the school principal says this is the way to keep students learning in person.
Nikiski Northstar Elementary has 303 students, and the outbreak involves at least 16 of them, or 5.28 percent.
Meanwhile, Kenai Middle School and Sterling Elementary Schools ended the their temporary mask requirements for those indoors, as of Tuesday.
The Kenai Peninsula School District Covid-19 dashboard is at this link. Users can see what schools are dealing with in terms of numbers of Covid-19 cases and whether there are masking rules in place.