January 4, 2022 - Masks Required at WMSD until further notice

Dear WMSD -


This evening our Covid-19 numbers reached the 3% impacted threshold.  Our school board voted in November to remove our mask mandate & make our practice recommended at that time due to the declining trend.


At that time it was agreed that if WMSD Covid-19 numbers increased to a 3% impacted threshold we would immediately reinstate our mask mandate for all staff, students & visitors. 


Unfortunately, we have seen this increase with our data this evening. Therefore, EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, West Memphis School District will be returning to a mask mandate until further notice. 


You can see our daily impacted data at WMSD.NET under the Covid-19 link. 


WMSD has always placed our students’ and staffs’ safety as priority #1.  We understand this has been a very challenging and stressful time for everyone as we continue to navigate this pandemic.   We will continue to adhere to the state guidance from the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) & the Division of Secondary and Elementary Education (DESE). 


Thank you for your patience and understanding on this issue. 




Jon Collins