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Mask Mandates In Schools

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Mask Mandates In Schools
Mask Mandates In Schools

WAAY-31's Breken Terry spent the day calling all North Alabama school systems to get their plans after the governors mask order expires next Thursday.

Mandate past the governor's order.

And multiple schools are making decisions on if they will continue to require masks for students past april 9th.

Lauderdale county schools just became the latest school system to announce they will not require students or staff to wear masks after april 9th.

Other north alabama schools where masks won't be required are colbert county schools and tuscumbia city schools.

Waay31's breken terry spent the day calling all north alabama school systems to get their plans after the governors mask order expires next thursday.


Many school systems were out for good friday so we didn't hear back from them but a handful said they're waiting to make a decision next week and others told me the masks will stay.

Florence, muscle shoals, madison, and sheffield city schools will require masks.

Morgan and madison county shcools will keep their mask mandate in place too.

Many of those school districts told me students have already been wearing the masks all year and with only a few weeks left in school why not be safe than sorry.

The reason were continuing is because we have somewhere between 50 to 100 of our staff and teachers that have requested to get the vaccine but haven't been scheduled yet or haven't had their second shot if they've had their first one.

I just feel were in this routine everyone understands it.

Once we get all of our staff that want to have the vaccine covered we will re-evaluate with direction of our county health officer and guidelines from adph.

For the school distircts that have already made a decision not to require masks many of them said they just wanted to give students the option but they still reccomend masks.

Next week russellville city schools, marshall county schools, and franklin county schools will make a decision on masking.

Live in the shoals bt waay31.


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