Governor Parson Announces Changes to Missouri’s K – Twelve School Quarantine Guidance

A change is being announced to Missouri’s K-12 school quarantine guidance.

Under the updated guidance that was announced today (Thursday), proper mask wearing may now prevent individuals from being identified as close contacts in K-12 schools that have implemented a mask mandate.

This means that if both individuals at school-the person diagnosed with COVID-19 and the person exposed to the positive case-have masks on and are wearing them correctly, the individual exposed does not need to quarantine.

Governor Parson says he believes the change will lead to more schools encouraging proper mask usage, helping to further protect students and educators from the spread of the virus.