Boone County schools to require masks indoors

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High school students at school, wearing N95 Face masks.
Sitting in a classroom.

BOONE COUNTY, WV (WOWK)—According to the Interim Superintendent of Boone County Schools, students and faculty will be required to wear masks indoors.

This rule will apply to students in Pre-K through 12th grade as well as visitors regardless of vaccination status. Students will also be required to wear face coverings when they ride a bus to or from school.

“The wearing of face masks is one safety measure designed to prevent the spread of COVID-19. As a school system, we will be cleaning and disinfecting on a frequent and regular basis, encouraging handwashing and use of hand sanitizer, practicing social distancing to the greatest extent possible, and completing contact tracing when a student or staff member is exposed to a positive case of COVID-19,” said Interim Superintendent Lisa Beck. “We recognize that the most effective mitigation strategy is the vaccination for COVID-19 for those who are eligible to receive it. The number one priority of the adopted guidance is to ensure a safe environment for both students and staff.”

More information about BCS’s safety measures can be found on their website.

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