THOMASVILLE — In a letter to parents and teachers, Thomasville City Schools Superintendent Dr. Raymond Bryant Jr. said the system is going back to requiring masks within the city schools.

Dr. Bryant cited Thomas County as being classified in the “high” level of transmission rate as of January 5.

The city school system went from requiring masks to recommending their use in November.

“Please know that the COVID-19 virus has not gone away and with the inclusion of the Omicron variant creates very unique challenges for the school district,” Dr. Bryant wrote. 

The schools will have masks available for students and staff who need one, Dr. Bryant said. 

“Finally, please know that my main priority as superintendent in addition to improving student achievement is to keep all students, faculty, staff and administrators safe. I will continue to monitor the data moving forward including the CDC recommendations, Georgia Department of Health, American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and will respond accordingly and make the necessary changes as the data dictates,” Dr. Bryant wrote. “I thank each of you in advance for your understanding and support in helping us to keep everyone in our Thomasville City School Family safe and healthy.”

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