Mask-wearing optional in Ionia school buildings

When school bells ring next Monday, returning students and teachers at Ionia Public Schools will have to follow a range of procedures designed to keep them as safe as possible from COVID-19.

Superintendent Ben Gurk reviewed the district’s “multi-layer prevention strategies” at Monday’s Board of Education meeting. He told board members that the list of measures was developed in collaboration with local superintendents and the Ionia County Health Department.