The Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) announced Wednesday that an independent local company hired by the district to conduct an extensive review of its COVID-19 mitigation measures in its buildings called thee steps taken by the district “more than adequate” to provide, students, staff and visitors a safe environment to learn and work.
“It is McKinstry’s opinion that MMSD is taking more than adequate COVID-19 mitigation measures to provide their staff, students, parents and other visitors with a safe environment to learn and work in,” the 176-page report concluded
MMSD engaged McKinstry, a local firm known for its work in developing safe environments for the healthcare industry, to provide an independent, 3rd party review of the COVID 19 mitigation measures in place throughout MMSD facilities.
“McKinstry and MMSD have reviewed and compared their COVID 19 mitigation measures with several school districts located throughout Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa,” the report said. “Based on information readily available online through the school districts websites, it is McKinstry’s opinion that MMSD’s COVID 19 Mitigation Measures being applied either meet or exceed the measures in place at 14 different school districts located throughout Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa.”
Starting with kindergarten students, MMSD plans to begin reopening to in-person learning on Tuesday, March 9.