Floyd County moves to orange tier

NAFCS students required to wear masks starting Thursday

Abby Moutardier, Editor-in-Chief

As Covid-19 continues to reemerge throughout the country, all NAFCS students will be required to mask up again starting Thursday, August 12. 

Superintendent Dr. Brad Snyder issued a statement August 8 that would require all students to wear face coverings if the county moved into the Orange tier, meaning that the county’s positivity rating is between 10%-14.9%. On August 10, Floyd County Health officer Dr. Tom Harris confirmed NAFC has moved into the orange tier, a day before the Indiana Health Department’s website will make the official change. 

“[In the orange tier] face coverings will be required for all staff and students on school buses and indoors, unless a medical situation dictates otherwise,” according to Dr. Snyder’s email to families. 

“I’m not surprised,” senior My’Asia Earsery said. “I feel like it was inevitable with society today.” 

NAFCS’s decision comes just days after Greater Clark mandated masks for all students and staff starting August 9. 

Previously, Floyd County was in the yellow tier. 

“[In the yellow tier] students who are not fully vaccinated are strongly recommended/ encouraged to wear a face covering; however, it will be optional during the school day,” according to Dr. Snyder’s announcement.