Hopkins Co. Schools updates new COVID mask guidelines

Published: Nov. 10, 2021 at 5:36 AM CST|Updated: Nov. 15, 2021 at 6:34 AM CST
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HOPKINS CO., Ky. (WFIE) - The Hopkins County Board of Education voted on new COVID guidelines at a meeting Monday night.

Starting January 17 the following guidelines will go into effect:

• Masks will be optional in school buildings when the incidence rate is zero to 30.9.

• A “masking while moving” policy will be followed when the incidence rate is 31 to 49.9.

• Masking will be required when the incidence rate is 50 and above.

Officials will check the numbers each Thursday and then communicate any changes in mask status to families for the following week.

Officials say masks will still be worn on buses as long as that’s part of a federal mandate.

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