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McLean Co. Schools now requiring masks

On Monday, the Charleston County School Board will vote on school reopening plans.
On Monday, the Charleston County School Board will vote on school reopening plans.(Live 5 News)
Published: Aug. 12, 2021 at 11:01 AM CDT
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MCLEAN CO., Ky. (WFIE) - In a post on McLean County Public Schools’ Facebook page, Superintendent Tommy Burrough announced that masks will now be required when students return in a couple of weeks.

A few weeks ago, school officials said they would return to school with masks being optional.

However, with Governor Beshear’s new mask mandate, they say they changed their plans to make masks mandatory regardless of vaccination status.

Officials say if a student has a mask on and is three feet or more away from another student who tested positive for COVID-19, the masked student will not have to quarantine if they have no symptoms.

The superintendent also said school systems will only have 10 virtual learning days this school year. Last year, schools had unlimited. He said the governor’s goal of this was to keep kids in school and in person.

The district’s initial start date was delayed due to construction issues.

Now, students head back on August 25.

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