Kentucky's largest school district brings back mask mandate

(The Center Square) – Kentucky’s most populous county is back in the COVID-19 red zone, which means the state’s largest public school district has reinstated a mandatory mask policy, effective Monday.

Jefferson County Public Schools announced the move after the county fell into the red level, the highest of the state’s three levels of COVID spread. The district has decided to follow recommendations by the Kentucky Department of Public Health and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s suggested prevention steps for areas with a high spread.

“Universal masking is required until Jefferson County is no longer in the red (high) level,” the district stated in a letter on its website. “We will update you on the masking status at the end of each week.”

The mask policy covers all JCPS facilities and buses. The district will also have masks for students, staff and visitors who need one.
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