Governor directive requires district staff to wear masks in some circumstances; local company steps up to help
Governor Inslee’s “Safe Start” proclamation includes a new requirement for district employees to wear a facial covering when social distancing measures are difficult to maintain. This directive begins Monday, June 8 for all district employees who work in office settings and other areas where engagement with the public occurs. Walla Walla Public Schools is providing masks for all staff in need. Health Services Director Amy Ruff has partnered with Walla Walla Sew & Vac and Spas to secure the necessary facial coverings.
“It was our goal to provide employees with a quality product while also supporting local business,” said Ruff. “Tara Redberg not only gave us a competitive price, she donated 400 masks that were made by community members to support personal protective equipment needs in Walla Walla. This is a great example of a small business reaching out to support the local community.”