In the Orange Zone

Time to Mask Up Again

The mask mandate in Lancaster County has been reinforced due to COVID cases, hospitalizations, and deaths rates spiking. Due to this we are now in the orange zone of the dial. This mandate will be in effect until September 30, 2021.

LPS students and staff alone covered 14% of positive cases across Lancaster County as soon as school started compared to last year in November we only made up 5%! The Lancaster County Health Department looked at this information and knew the only way to save the students from having to learn virtually again was the enforcement of masks.

There are many different students with different viewpoints about this, but whether your mask is up or mask down or no mask at all, we can all agree that all we want is to get back to pre-COVID life again.

(Sources Journal Star: Lancaster County Brings Back Mask Mandate )