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Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton School District issues mask order after COVID-19 cases jump

"The masking is to help prevent all upper respiratory issues: strep throat, bronchitis, covid" and other ailments, Superintendent Shannon Hunstad said.

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Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton High School in Glyndon, Minn. Special to The Forum

DILWORTH, Minn. — The Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton School District will require face masks in all school buildings for the next two weeks.

The order comes after the district reported Friday, Nov. 5, that it has 23 active COVID-19 cases or 1.3% of the total number of students and staff. The week of Oct. 29, the district had five active cases .

"We have had pockets of COVID cases in certain grade levels," Superintendent Shannon Hunstad said Friday in a message to parents and others.

The masking requirement on students, staff and visitors will start Monday, Nov. 8, and run though Sunday, Nov. 21.

The order "will allow the existing COVID-19 quarantines to expire and allow time for the spread of COVID-19 to slow," the district said in a Facebook post.

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"The masking is to help prevent all upper respiratory issues: strep throat, bronchitis, covid" and other ailments, Hunstad said.

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