May 6, 2022
Due to the recent change in the CDC designation of Penobscot County to RED (high risk level), the Bangor School Department (BSD) will return to a universal masking policy on Monday, May 9, 2022. The BSD will also remain aligned with the City of Bangor COVID-19 protocols for indoor masking.
“I want to reassure you that the entire Bangor School Department will continue to follow CDC protocols. We will review CDC recommendations weekly on Friday and keep parents and guardians informed of any changes. Should the CDC change the risk level to YELLOW or GREEN, the Bangor School Department will return to an optional masking policy. All staff are being extra diligent in their work to ensure that all safety protocols are followed and that students can continue in-person learning, activities, and enjoy end of the school year celebrations. We ask for continued cooperation from our school families to adhere to our protocols; wear your mask when in schools, continue to wash your hands often, physically distance, and practice healthy hygiene,” stated James Tager, Superintendent of the Bangor School Department.
The BSD remains committed to our mission to provide a safe and nurturing environment for our students to learn and our staff to work. We will continue to hold planned activities and celebrations with masks required of all attendees. If a student, staff or faculty member has any symptoms and/or is feeling unwell, they should remain home from school and test for COVID-19. At home tests are easy and effective at identifying the virus. Families are asked to report all cases to their school nurse.