Lancaster schools make masks optional for students inside buildings

Jackie Nunnery

by Jackie Nunnery

KILMARNOCK—Lancaster schools on Thursday, February 17, made masks optional for students when inside school buildings. The decision was announced a day after Gov. Glenn Youngkin signed Senate Bill 739 into law, which allows parents to choose whether or not their child wears a mask while on public school property.

In a letter to families, superintendent Dan Russell said the school division would “recommend but not require” masks during times of high community transmission and reminded families that masks are still required on buses since the federal order on public transportation remains in place.

Masks for staff and visitors will still be required inside school buildings while community transmission remains high….

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