Dear Skamania Parents,

We understand there are conversations online and in the community about the possibility of the state ending the indoor mask requirement in Washington. No changes to requirements have been made at this time, but we anticipate changes in state requirements and federal guidance in the coming weeks.

The governor shared yesterday that the outdoor mask requirement is lifted and that he will likely make an announcement next week about a timeline for an end to masking in indoor settings, including schools. The Superintendent of Public Instruction, Chris Reykdal, also shared information publicly yesterday that he would support the governor if a state-level decision was made to end mask requirements.

Until an official announcement is made we must and will continue to follow state indoor masking requirements. We will provide information as we learn more from the governor next week. Of course, in the event that the mask requirement is lifted, those people who wish to continue wearing masks will be able to continue to do so.

More to come,

Dr. Ralph Pruitt