Statement on Mask Mandate

Carson City School District Statement on Mask Mandate
Posted on 08/03/2021
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The Carson City School Board approved the Carson City School District’s Safe Reopening Plan for the 2021-2022 school year, at the school board meeting Tuesday, July 13, 2021. The Plan passed with a unanimous vote of 7-0. School district officials say they have no plans to change or alter the approved plan.

However, because Carson City currently has a “substantial or high transmission rate” of the COVID-19 virus or its variants, our community joins 11 other counties in the state that will begin the school year with a facemask mandate for all students, staff and visitors regardless of vaccination status.

“I was hopeful that we could begin school as described in our reopening plan…without facemasks,” said Richard Stokes, superintendent for the Carson City School District. “Unfortunately, this will not be the case. I am asking for cooperation of staff, students, families and the public as we make the best out of this unexpected situation.”

The Governor’s new mandate indicates that transmission rates in each county will be reviewed weekly. When the county’s transmission rate falls into the “Low” category and stays there for two consecutive weeks, the facemask requirement will be lifted. 

For those interested, Carson City School District is re-opening the application and registration process for full-remote learning options through Pioneer Academy. Applications are found on the Pioneer High School webpage This program serves remote students 5-days per week in grades 1-12 from 8:15 AM to 3:15 PM during each school week. 

For more information, please review Nevada’s Roadmap to Recovery, the Nevada Health Response press release or visit the Carson City School District website at or contact the school district at 775-283-2100.