The Superintendent of Trenton R-9 School District, Michael Stegman, announced that effective today, April 16, 2021, Trenton R-IX Schools has rescinded the mask mandate used during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Masks are now optional, and social distancing is still encouraged at school, events, and gatherings. School officials are asking staff and students to stay meticulous in fighting COVID-19. If a positive case is encountered over the remainder of the school year, the district will fall into contact tracing and quarantine protocol specified by the Grundy County Health Department.
Stegman reports masks must still be worn by students on school buses due to a federal executive order and a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention mandate. The mask mandate on school buses will remain in effect for the remainder of the school year.
Stegman expressed appreciation to Trenton R-IX staff and students for being diligent when the mandate was in place and helping the district stay in school and have activities.