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Polk County Schools Ends Mask Requirement for Students and Staff


Last updated 6/9/2021 at 9:58am

Kelly Sikkema

Polk County Public Schools is no longer requiring students and staff to wear face coverings.

During its June 8 meeting, the Polk County School Board voted unanimously to lift a requirement that students wear face coverings. The requirement for PCPS employees to wear face coverings is also being lifted.

Beginning June 9 face coverings will no longer be mandatory in PCPS schools, offices, and buses. Face coverings will be optional for students and staff members for the 2021-22 school year.

"We still continue to encourage masks for anybody who is not vaccinated, but we are giving the option an...

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