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Holcomb gives Indiana school districts flexibility to reduce, eliminate quarantines

Published: Sep. 1, 2021 at 6:15 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WXIX) - Many of Indiana’s quarantined students will head back to the classroom on Thursday under a new executive order signed by Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb.

The executive order is embedded below. It incentivizes schools to impose mask mandates by allowing districts that do so to curtail their quarantine procedures.

Any district that has a mask mandate in place will no longer have to quarantine close contacts if the contact is not showing symptoms.

This only applies in the classroom setting and not to extracurricular activities or sports.

Schools are still required to contact trace and notify families about close contacts.

The change is optional for school districts, and they can be more strict if they choose.

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