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Mask mandate lifted in Staples High School, giving students the choice of wearing a mask. Staples students Peter Loranger ’24 (left) and Flora Williams ’24 (right) are respectful of each other’s choice to wear or not wear a mask.

Lifted mask mandates return Staples to a pre-pandemic lifestyle

Paige Tighe ’24, Staff Writer March 30, 2022

After two unusual years of mandates and restrictions, Staples high school lifted its mask mandate on Feb. 28, giving students the right to choose if they want to wear a mask. Personally, I made the choice...

Superintendent Thomas Scarice lifted the mask mandate in Westport public schools on Feb. 28. Staples students now choose between wearing a mask or not wearing one.

Students react to lifted mask mandate

Audrey Kercher ’23, Web Arts Editor March 8, 2022

Students' faces have been concealed for the past two years due to COVID-19. The Board of Education, with advice from Superintendent Thomas Scarice, has put an end to the mask mandate in Westport Public...

Staples takes precaution of COVID-19 to ensure safety for staff and studentsx

Staples takes precaution of COVID-19 to ensure safety for staff and students

Ava Cordella ’24 March 8, 2022

https://express.adobe.com/page/nyh4wDd823WE3/

Masks, the symbol of the pandemic. The imminent end of most mandates signals a return to normality.

Lifting the mask mandate provides a breath of fresh air

Sarah Marron ’24, Web Sports Editor March 1, 2022

In a few weeks, the world will have lived through two full years of the Covid-19 pandemic. The virus has killed around 920,000 people in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control...

Due to declining COVID rates in Westport schools, Superintendent Thomas Scarice has made a recommendation to the Westport Board of Education to make mask wearing optional for students after Feb. 28.

Superintendent recommends end to Westport Public Schools mask mandate

Natalie Bandura ’22, Editor-in-Chief February 16, 2022

Superintendent Thomas Scarice announced his intention to make a recommendation to the Westport Board of Education to end the school mask mandate in a staff email sent out on Feb. 11. Under his recommendation,...

The mask mandate in Westport was reinstated as of Dec. 27, meaning all indoor public settings will require masks.

Mask mandate reinstated for public areas in Westport

Aidan Sprouls ’23, Staff Writer December 24, 2021

First Selectwoman Jennifer Tooker announced that the mask mandate in Westport Connecticut, is being reinstated on Thursday Dec. 23, as coronavirus cases continue to rise in the town. Currently, according...

Staples’ mask mandate, which has been in place since 2020, is set to expire in mid-February, but may be extended after that time.

Students express views on continuous in-school mask mandate

Lea Rivel ’22 , Social Media Director November 22, 2021

Staples High School has required students and staff to wear masks in the building ever since the return to school in fall of 2020. This mandate is currently in place for schools in Connecticut but not...

The mask mandate in Westport was lifted on Nov. 4, effective immediately.

Mask mandate lifted for indoor public settings in Westport

Meg Enquist '23, Assistant Business Manager November 6, 2021

Westport First Selectman Jim Marpe rescinded Executive Orders #9 and #10 and lifted the mask mandate for indoor public settings on Nov. 4, effective immediately. Westport has been in the gray category...

Throughout Joe Biden’s campaign trail he discussed mask mandates on public 
transportation, now it’s a reality.

Joe Biden implements new mask wearing mandates just days into his term

Jake Gersh ’21, Staff Writer January 26, 2021

Newly inaugurated president Joe Biden signed executive orders mandating mask-wearing on federal property as well as on all public transportation including busses, trains and planes. Biden has put a...

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