According to the Dubuque Telegraph Herald, Sageville Elementary School has reported a spurt of COVID-19 cases.  This has triggered a temporary mask requirement at the school -- the first occurrence in the district since the new rule was instituted.

Students, staff, and visitors at Sageville Elementary School will be required to wear masks starting Tomorrow Tuesday, October. 26, based on COVID-19 activity at the campus.

Officials notified families and staff this afternoon that the number of cases at Sageville had exceeded 3% of students and staff at the building, passing the threshold set by school board members earlier this month to require masks. Sageville is the first school to reach that threshold since it was set by the board.

According to the district's COVID-19 tracking dashboard, there were 15 active COVID-19 cases at Sageville Elementary as of this afternoon. Thirteen of those cases were among students, and two were among staff.

Officials wrote that based on current data, the requirement will be in place "through at least the school day Wednesday, Oct. 27, and parent-teacher conferences on Thursday, Oct. 28."

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