Grosse Pointe schools lift mask mandate

Evie Klepp '22, Associate Editor of Print

Masks in the trash after Wayne County rescinds the mask mandate. (Evie Klepp ’22)

The Grosse Pointe Public School System has lifted its mask mandate effective immediately.

In an email sent to teachers at 9:40 a.m., administration detailed that GPPSS moved to a “mask recommended” state in accordance with mandates from Wayne County.

“Students and staff are immediately free to wear or not wear a mask, according to their comfort level,” Moussa Hamka said in his email to the teachers. “We ask that you respect each other’s personal space and individual decisions. Each person is free to decide what they will do from this moment forward.”

While the lifting of the mandate is liberating for some, Hamka said he has conflicting feelings on the matter.

“On one hand I’m happy that students and families now have a choice,” Hamka said. “My main concern is that I hope we don’t fall back into another surge we had in January, especially now with everyone going on extended holidays. But every family has a choice now of what they would like to do, and I am hoping our students will be courteous and respectful towards each other, continuing to model that great behavior we expect to see.”