UPDATE: Putnam County Schools reverse mask mandate

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UPDATE (10:06 a.m. on Monday, August 23): According to 13 News reporter Audra Laskey, the Putnam County Board of Education has reversed its decision to require masks in schools.

PUTNAM COUNTY, WV (WOWK)—The Putnam County Board of Education held a special meeting on Monday to discuss the 30-day mask mandate that the school board imposed the previous week.

Given rising COVID-19 numbers, the school board made the decision to require masks for all students and employees regardless of vaccination status.

The board is in the process of hearing comments from members of the community.

This story will be updated when the outcome of the meeting is known.

This is a developing story, and we will continue to update it on WOWKTV.com, the WOWK 13 News App, and on 13 News on air.

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